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


Last month we collected vegan produce at our Sunday Organic Markets and delivered it to the Sea Shepherd crew who were moored in Brisbane. Thanks to the Northey St Sunday Organic Market stall holders and community who donated produce, to the people who delivered the produce, and to the crew of Sea Shepherd for your great work in ocean conservation. If you are interested in ocean conservation, please come to our screening Thursday night (4th of October) of Chasing Coral followed by a discussion with Angus Gorrie from OzFish Unlimited, Australia’s premiere recreational fishing conservation organisation.  Angus will be discussing their Moreton Bay Oyster Reef Project, which is aiming to right the wrongs of our past and restore critical habitat to the bay. Northey Street City Farm members can come for free and other guests are asked to donate $5. Book HERE.

This month we are celebrating Organic October! Be a part of the organic revolution and make a commitment to buying organic this month. You can come to our Sunday Organic Market and support local organic farmers! Look out for the blue and green bunting which means those stalls are organically certified. Bring your bags or baskets to take home your produce, your keeper cups so you can enjoy a lovely organic coffee or chai, or your re-usable bottles so you can fill up on a delicious juice, green smoothie or kombucha straight from a tap. This month the Buchi stall has created a Very Berry Water Kefir. Come try it this Sunday. Hope to see organic revolutionaries and waste warriors at the Sunday Organic Markets this month! #organicoctober

We are still seeking expressions of interest from a First Nations woman to join our First Nations Advisory Group. If you are interested

Please join us for our AGM on Saturday the 3rd of November at 10am. 
If you are a member and would like to be nominated as a Management Committee Member, please get another member to nominate you using this form and submit by the 19th of October. NOMINATION FORM HERE.

Now is a great time to become a Farm Member and be involved in its strategic development. The Farm does not receive government funding for its operations. We survive as a charity through our social enterprises: the markets, nursery, education and events, and as such appreciate member support. This is a great time to become a member! You can become a FARM MEMBER HERE.

You can also support the farm by joining our social media. Find us on FACEBOOK HERE and on INSTAGRAM HERE.

Thanks this month goes to the Beelarong Community Garden for donating a cargo bike to the Farm. We really look forward to putting our logo on the side and using it for great organic cargo and to help promote the Farm!

Also a big thanks to the Grand Section who came to the Sunday Organic Market with their touring exhibition of their push bike trip documenting Australian Architecture and the natural state of the country. It really was enjoyed by all those who saw it!

Thanks also to our friends at Avid Reader Bookshop who have given us 5 double passes to the Book Launch of Getting of Garlic by John Newton.

Last month we ran a great Permaculture Basics Course, Urban Foraging Workshop, a professional development session for educators interested in building ecological literacy, and we ran a fantastic earth kids program! This month don't miss the Intro to Permaculture weekend workshop with Morag Gable. Check out the October Farm workshops  HERE.

As part of our fair share ethic, we provide free tours and workshops covering a range of topics. Every Tuesday at 9.30am you can come and join a free tour of the Farm. This month we got to make new scarecrows at the farm. Will post some photo's next month when they are done!

Thanks to Ko and the site team for constructing this lovely bamboo entrance to our allotment holder area. We are still in discussions and gathering feedback on the re-design for a stage area, so that more events can be planned at the Farm. Will be having an open forum so the community can have input into this in the near future.


The Earth Kids Homeschool program is starting on October the 12th, running on Friday mornings for 6 weeks. It's filling up quickly so book in so as not to miss out! for information and bookings CLICK HERE. 
There is also a 3 day Earth Kids program being held in the school holidays from December 18th to 20th. Bookings for this will open soon. Please email Emma for any enquiries

Ko and Emma are going to be on TV! BrainBuzz Season 2 is screening the Northey Street City Farm segment, 8am on the 16th of  November and the Beneficial Bugs segment at 8am on the 24th of  October. Tune in and watch!

How wonderful is the weather for Spring Gardening! Don't forget that the City Farm Nursery supplies all your gardening needs. Open Thursday to Saturday 9am-3pm and at the Sunday Organic Markets 6am-12pm.

SPECIAL EVENT - Holistic Approach to Health and Living

 We are so very lucky to be hosting this Special Event at the Farm on Friday the 30th of November. Join Australian ambassadors for Gross National Happiness Samantha Bennett and Megan Rowlatt for an evening celebrating health through connection, storytelling and education. Guest speakers Morag Gamble and Mariam Issa will also be sharing inspiring information about how they are applying a diversity of practices and holistic philosophies to their own lives and leading the way forward towards a healthier and more connected world.

Anyone who heard Morag and Mariam speak the the National Permaculture Convergance in Canberra earlier this year will know what inspirational speakers they are. Click HERE TO BOOK..

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 is Organic October at the Farm! Come on down and grab some organic goodness. Mum and Dad can buy all their grocery needs, Grandma can get a tarot reading, Grandpa can grab an organic coffee, Uni students can pick up some great recycled clothing, you can even grab a free cup of tea from Ollie or some delicious taste tests from the stalls. The kids can play in the Earth Arts area for free! What better way for kids to get earth connected than to play with clay! The markets are great for the whole family

See you this weekend! 

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Spring is here and we’re excited about it! Our Sunday opening hours are back to 6am-12pm as it’s quickly getting lighter and warmer earlier. 
We are currently working on the space out the back of retail and hope to have some of it opened up for extended retail space soon. We are also working on getting more urban gardening innovations including self-watering vertical gardens and raised bioponic systems installed and displayed in our nursery. These will showcase some of the many ways we can all grow food in our cities and hopefully inspire everyone who walks into the nursery.
We have a great selection of rare herbs this month thanks to warmer weather including comfrey, aloe vera, white sage, yarrow, moringa, yacon and more. Come and learn all of the diverse ways herbs can be used in the kitchen, garden and home.
Also coming this month are more fruit trees! Expect to see raspberries, blueberries, grapes, pomegranates and much more back on offer in the coming weeks.
Happy spring gardening everyone and we hope to see you in the nursery soon!

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