Gai Brodtmann tests the tractor

On Thursday 6 April 2017 we had a visit to the Canberra City Farm from Minister Gai Brodtmann to test out our tractor. BIG thanks to Gai for her support in us getting the grant for the tractor.

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Seedlings for sale

The Canberra City Farm Propagation Group now has a range of seedlings for sale. The seedlings are in three groups: Advanced seedlings: These are ready for planting now, particularly now the temperature has dropped. These are selling for $4.00 per pot or 4 for $13.00. The Thai Basil is one plant per pot and the…

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Survey results of workshops

Canberra City Farm have surveyed our members and those in the community about what workshops people are interested in. The survey results to October 2016 are as follows: 47 respondents completed the survey between February 2015 and October 2016 from all over Canberra including Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Yass. 10 people said they could either help…

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Urban and Regional Food Declaration

From October 2013 to September 2014, Sustain (formerly the Food Alliance) worked with many local councils, universities, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, health professionals, planners, researchers, small business-owners and others in the participatory development of an Urban and Regional Food Declaration. The development of this Declaration was informed and guided by the Circles of Social Life methodology and…

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Soils workshop a success

On Sunday 1 February 2015, a soils workshop was held at the Turner Garden to establish the soil type of the garden. Fun and lots of learning was had by all.

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Floriade project underway

The Floriade display for 2014 is well underway. Many of the elements have now been constructed off-site, propagation is well underway with lots of healthy looking plants (minus those eaten by the possums) and marketing has started. There is however much more to do. If you would like to help out with the Urban Agriculture Australia display at…

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A City of Food Series

September 2014 Urban Agriculture Australia have created a great series of seminars examining the opportunities for urban agriculture in Canberra. There are four seminars in this series that cover agriculture in the city, high efficiency production, residential and small scale approaches and food for a city – commercial viability. See here for more details about this…

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