Welcome to the Northey Street City Farm E-news for December 2018


In the season of giving, the Farm has put a call out for outdoor furniture. If you have any chairs or tables you could donate to the Farm, please bring them in Tuesday to Thursday between 9am-4pm. We would be very grateful!

As December approaches we are all encouraged to be consumerist and buy unnecessary items and often harmful products to the earth. We encourage you to think about what you are purchasing this season and to perhaps make a gift for a loved one or support local artists or stalls that sell ethical products.

Every Sunday at our markets we have an amazing range of organic produce and groceries. Perhaps this festive season make up a gift pack with organic jams and preserves, dark organic chocolate, seasonal macadamia nuts, spiced chai, top quality olive oil or any other delicious organic food on offer.

What about giving an ethical gift of handmade jewelry, essential oils, coconut soaps, a bees wax candle or wraps, handmade notebook, ethical plant based beauty products, a reusable shopping bag, little felt shoes for a baby or  select something from a range of second hand goods on offer.

Maybe you would like to give a living plant this year? Pop into the City Farm for a beautiful plant. Try a native or fruit tree. The Nursery also offers gift vouchers, so your loved ones can choose their own. Why not get a rosemary bush to use as a Christmas tree and then plant it in your garden. You can even come and visit Bob and the gorgeous families in the Earth Arts area and make a clay sculpture to give to a loved one. We don't have to get caught up in buying plastic expensive goods to show our love. This season try to give ethical goods.

The Farm offers made to order hampers from our Organic Market Stall Holders and gift vouchers from the City Farm Nursery and for our Sustainability Workshops. We also sell our Permaculture Cook Book and Canvas Tote Shopping Bag online HERE.

The new year is a great time to become a Farm Member. You can become a member HERE. You can also support the farm by joining our social media. Find us on FACEBOOK HERE and on INSTAGRAM HERE.

Last month we ran a Bushcraft, Biodynamics for Beginners and Planning a Productive Summer Garden workshops. This month we have Rustic Basket Making workshops, Dynamic Groups and an Edible Flower Workshop. 
Check out the up-coming Farm workshops  HERE.


Every Saturday, from the 9th of February to the 25th of May 2019, 
8.30am- 4.30pm

Come join us for our 25-year Silver Jubilee Permaculture Design Course. For 25 years Northey Street City Farms has held up the standard of sustainable living in the city and we invite you to come participate and begin your journey with us. This unique course, delivered over 16 weeks in Brisbane, gives you the knowledge and skills to observe and design from the natural patterns to create productive gardens & properties, grow your own food, apply appropriate technologies, learn to use resources wisely, build on living systems and rebuild communities. For information and bookings click HERE.

The Homeschool Earth Kids program wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. It was lots of fun for all, and included shelter building, fire-making, composting and planting, catching and identifying spiders, Earth Arts, learning about birds at the farm, and much more!  You can see a few highlights HERE.

The final Summer Holiday Earth Kids Program for the year is being held from the 18th to the 20th of December, and it's filling up fast!  We are excited to have Andy Currey from Sun and Stars Bushcraft joining us again. He’ll be taking the 9y.o. and ups to learn some knife skills, while Rachel will be taking the younger ones for Earth Arts. And of course, there will be Earth connection skills and games, some permaculture learnings, and lots of fun as always! Ticket sales close on December 14th, so be sure to book in soon here so you don't miss out:

FREE Volunteer Lunch Wednesday the 19th of December at 12.30pm. We love to thank all our volunteers every year with a Special Festive Lunch. Would be great to see you all there!

Sunday 9th December - Patch from Scratch - Book Reading and Signing in the nursery with Megan @ 10am City Farm Nursery during the Sunday Organic Farmers Market


Holistic Approach to Health and Living
THIS FRIDAY the 30th of November
Join Australian ambassadors for Gross National Happiness Samantha Bennett and Megan Rowlatt, with guest speakers Morag Gamble and Mariam Issa, for a night  of inspiring information about celebrating health through connection, storytelling and education. 

Tickets are $10 cheaper! Get them now.
 Saturday 22nd of December at 6pm Summer Solsctice; A Mid Summer Festival

The Farm does not rely on Government Funding for its operations. We operate as a social enterprise running the City Farm Nursery, Sunday Organic Farmers Markets, and Permaculture Education. We appreciate the financial support of our community. To support 'all living sustainably' at the Farm please 
Donate Here.  As a not for profit charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

This month we celebrate ethical gifts and there are so many to choose from at the Sunday Organic Farmers Market. Open every Sunday in December, we hope to see you for your weekly groceries, for a great organic chai or coffee and scrumptious breakfast, and to support our local ethical gift stall holders.

We hope you have a great festive season and look forward to seeing you every Sunday in December!

Find us on the Northey Street Sunday Organic Farmers Market Facebook Page 
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November has been a lively month in the nursery with the launch of nursery education on Saturdays and Sundays. So far we’ve had Richard in to split our native beehive with great attendance from locals wanting to learn more about native bee keeping. A few weeks later Richard was back to harvest honey from one of our hives and again there was a great turn out of people who came along to watch the process and taste the delicious and complex native honey. FYI, there’s still a few prized jars of native honey available to purchase in the nursery! And Simon from Vegepod was in last Saturday to do a demo and talk all things Vegepod to some keen community members. Thank you to everyone who has come along so far and keep an eye out for upcoming talks and demos on Saturdays and Sundays in the nursery!

With Christmas just around the corner we have your ethical gift giving sorted. Some of our top picks this year are Composta (composting worm farm and veggie garden in one compact unit), Vegepods (raised wicking beds with pest-proof covers), native bee hives, gardening and permaculture books, NSCF organic cotton canvas carry bags, ONYA reusable produce and bread bags, nursery gift vouchers, pre-picked herb packs and much more! Come in and we’d be happy to help you pick the perfect gift for your loved ones.

We are still in the process of clearing out our propagation shed. If you would like any old plastic pots or trays please come and let us know. We’d be happy to give some away!

Remember to keep up with the mulching this month! See you in the nursery soon.

Sunday 9th December - Patch from Scratch - book ready and signing in the nursery with Megan @ 10am 

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