Attend a workshop or event

Upcoming workshops/courses/events that are being run by Urban Agriculture Australia, our collaborating organisations, or by others are:

Four Seasons Workshops #4

Do you want to build, extend, or improve your own garden or gardening skills?

Canberra City Farm is offering this monthly series of gardening workshops that will cover the planning and knowledge needed to build and maintain gardens across the four seasons of a year.

These workshops will also help to develop the demonstration gardens (backyard, courtyard and balcony) at the Canberra City Farm Dairy Road site, maintain the existing orchard and vineyard, and to establish the feijoa orchard.

Details for the fourth workshop are:
Date: Sunday 26 June
Time: 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m
Location: 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick
Cost: FREE (working bee)
What to bring: Please bring along your pruning gear

What this workshop will cover:

  • This workshop will follow up last month’s workshop on winter pruning of fruiting plants.
  • It will be a working bee to enable participants to put the theoretical information from the last workshop into practice.
  • There will be experienced pruners present to help you build your practical pruning skills and gain more confidence. They will provide advice if you need it. Beginners are most welcome and are encouraged to attend.
  • Participants who indicated at the last workshop they would like to adopt a tree or vine will be asked to identify the plant they would like to manage. Advice will be provided to adopters on how to manage the pruning, nutrition requirements, water requirements as well as the pest and disease control measures needed for the plant chosen.
  • Participants who did not attend the last workshop are also welcome to adopt a tree or vine.

Goals for the month:

  • Pruning the orchard fruit trees and grape vines.

Places are limited and bookings are essential, so if you would like to participate in the workshops and volunteer to work in the garden, please e-mail:

Collaborating Organisations

Logo-CEC-sCanberra Environment Centre offer a range of different workshops and events on sustainable food and living. For more details about these workshops and events check out the Canberra Environment Centre events calendar.

Logo-PE-sPermaculture Exchange offer a range of practical permaculture and farming courses. For more details about these workshops and courses check out the Permaculture Exchange courses and events.

SEE-ChangeSEE-Change offer a range of practical events and workshops that inspire, inform and support the community to take actions to reduce their ecological footprints. For more details about these workshops and events check out the SEE-Change website.

Previous workshops/courses that have been run by Urban Agriculture Australia are:

  • Introduction to Fermentation Workshop: Sunday 29 May 2016

  • Four Seasons Workshop: Monthly through 2016

  • Bokashi & other Microbial Inoculants: November 2015

  • Feijoa Grafting Workshop: August 2015

  • Gourmet Mushroom Propagation Course: June 2015

  • Wicking Bed Workshop: May 2015

  • Propagation Workshop: May 2015

  • Let It Grow Mentoring Training: May 2015

  • Green Manure Workshop: April 2015

  • Compost Workshop: March 2015

  • Container Painting Day: March 2015

  • Soils and garden preparation: February 2015

  • City of Food Series: September 2014

  • Floriade Exploratory Pathway Display: September-October 2014

  • Floriade Information & Communications Workshop: September 2014

  • Floriade Set-up Workshop: September 2014

  • Propagation Workshop: August 2014

  • Floriade General Construction: August 2014

  • Propagation Workshop: July 2014

  • Cob and Rocket Stove Construction Workshop: September 2013

  • Introduction to Communicating Urban Agriculture: August 2013

  • Introduction to Permaculture Design: August 2013

  • Seedling workshop: July 2013

  • Growing herbs from cuttings: July 2013