Introduction to Permaculture 17-18 February

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You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a sustainable, regenerative lifestyle in the city, a large block or on a farm by looking at energy flows and systems for design.

This introductory course will expose you to the principles and systems used in permaculture and will also provide you with the insight into the possibilities of transitioning to a small holding, farm or rural community. It is also the first weekend of a modular series of CONTINUE READING

Book Now: Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2018 in Canberra 15-19 April

Bookings Close 31 March unless sold out prior

Register now for APC14 — find prices below for the convergence and accommodation options.

 

Keynote speakers have been confirmed as David Holmgren, Tammi Jonas, Charles Massy and Bruce Pascoe –find out more

These are just some of the suggestions for presentations for APC – sessions confirmed so far

  • Accelerate succession in the Global Permaculture Community – Learning from the Pioneers.
  • Fast Tracking Change with Social Permaculture
  • Jumping into Action
  • Creative Permaculture Education is Positive Change in Action
  • Sharing Circles for Connected Folk
  • Cultivating your Group Ecology
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Fresh Organic Beef, loads of Alliums and garden greens

It’s been a week of weeding, planting and coping with the heat, plus school holidays of course!

We have liberated the onions from the weeds, harvested our Dunganski garlic and hung it to cure, and now it’s time to get on to weeding the tomatoes (not yet ripe 🙁

We’ll be at Queanbeyan Farmers Market on Thursday with Fresh Organic Beef, a load of spring onions, Long Tropea Red and fresh brown onions, plus salad and stir-fry greens, zucchini and squash.

On Saturday we’ll have Fresh Beef and Lamb plus the same range of vegetables and on Sunday we’ll be … CONTINUE READING

Congratulations, Christmas Markets – Turkey, Ham, Chicken and loads of fresh stuff!

We survived the heat this week and managed to get water to the bits of the garden most in need.

In non-farm news a big shout out to our daughter Arabella (many of you have met her at the markets) who celebrated her Year 12 Graduation from Canberra College – well done!

It’s a busy time of year with Turkey processing (meaning a drive to Canowindra) and sorting out Ham, Chicken and Veggie box orders.

This week is a … CONTINUE READING

Christmas is Coming – what are your plans?

Will you be celebrating Christmas with Local Flavour this year?

With Christmas heading our way quickly the turkey orders are closed and ham orders are rolling in. We also have limited stocks of Sommerlad Chicken and Pastured Hillside Chicken available.

The farmers market is a great place to pick up quality local produce for your festive meals including meats, chutneys and other accompaniments, bread, vegetables and more. It’s also a great place to start looking for those local hamper items such as dried native herbs, a range of sauces and jams, herbal teas, cordials and garlic braids of course!

The … CONTINUE READING

Christmas Turkeys Sold Out

Just a quick notice that we’ve sold out of Christmas Turkeys, so if you haven’t had your order confirmed then there are three options:

  • Go on a waiting list in case someone cancels
  • Order a Pastured Chicken instead… These are $18/kg
  • We do have the very last of our Sommerlad Chickens in the freezer if you are after something smaller and super special (they are not being grown locally anymore) 🙁 These are $25/kg
  • Sorry!!!!!

     

    Caroola Farm @ Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week

    We’ll be at the Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week in Crawford Street – so, come on down and get your fresh and regional produce!

    Ready to eat food from Caroola this week is our fabulous Chicken Rissotto – at just $3 a cup this is great for a mid-afternoon snack for the kids or an entree if you are buying produce for dinner as well!

    We will have organic grass-fed beef, organic pasture pork plus Hillside Farm pastured chicken available – yum.

    The garlic braiding is in full swing, so get in now and stock up for the year – … CONTINUE READING

    Australasian Permaculture Convergence – April 2018 – Canberra

    Connecting all permaculturalists!

    The fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence will be held in Canberra from 15-19 April 2018. The four day convergence kicks off with the ACT Permaculture Festival on Sunday 15 April 2018, at Canberra City Farm and then 4 days of connecting and learning at The Greenhills Centre in Cotter. Followed by tours, workshops and courses across South East NSW.

    Convergence attendees are expected to have completed a permaculture design course or equivalent, or to be participating … CONTINUE READING

    Canberra City Farm Open Day 19 November 2017

    Canberra City Farm Education Centre Open Day and Launch.

    Local community group Canberra City Farm is officially launching their education centre in Fyshwick as part of their Open Day being held on Sunday 19 November 2017.

    Canberra City Farm signed a 10-year licence agreement with the ACT Government in October 2015, to establish a community-run Education Centre at a site on Dairy Road in Fyshwick.

    “The Canberra City Farm Education Centre has demonstrations of how people can grow and enjoy healthy foods, it shows options for sustainable living, and it creates social events that bring the community together,” said Canberra … CONTINUE READING

    Are you loving the rain? We are!

    Spring is always great, moving away from the freezing overnight temperatures and basking in the sun, but a bit of rain to help give it a kick start is always a good thing.

    We’ve had small amounts of overnight rain in the past few weeks that the garden was thirsting for – yay! The Potatoes are taking off (no, not ready yet by a long shot, but we are mounding them), and this week we are planting out more pumpkin plus the tomatoes and basil!

    The garlic is busy throwing up scapes, which we harvest for two reasons:CONTINUE READING