Attend a workshop or event

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

Seed Savers Session

Join us for this Seed Savers Session on Saturday 20 August 2016.


Four Seasons Workshop #6: Sunday 28 August

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 necessary for building and maintaining gardens across the four seasons of a year.

These workshops will also help 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 sixth workshop are:
Date: Sunday 28 August
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

This will be a combined workshop and working bee and will cover:

  • how to plant up a seed tray followed next month by pricking out the seedlings produced into pots.
  • the planting schedule will be sent to participants before the workshop and final adjustments will be made to the planting schedule.
  • participants can volunteer to take responsibility for producing particular plants for the demonstration garden according to the planting schedule.
  • working bee to mark out and prepare the demonstration garden
  • continue pruning fruit trees if there is time.

Goals for the month:

  • Prepare demonstration garden beds
  • Start plant propagation for the demonstration garden
  • Complete pruning the orchard fruit trees and grape vines (if there's time).

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:

  • Worm Composting Workshop: Sunday 31 July 2016

  • 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