Fair Food – The Documentary – Wed 11 Feb 2015

Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors.  View the film preview here.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.

When:                  Wednesday 11th February, 6PM

Where:                National Library of Australia

Level LG1, Theatre

Parkes Place West, Canberra

Cost:                      $20 (with 25% going to support the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, launched Sunday 25 January at the Bungendore Show –  the market only sells food produced only in … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Tours – Saturday 28 February 2015

IMG_2098By popular demand, and following from the resounding success of our Open Day, we have set a date to open the farm for tours.

On Saturday 28 February, one day only, we’ll be offering farm tours for limited numbers.

Our 10.30am tour is full, but we do still have a few places for the 2.30pm please allow 2 hours. Tours will still proceed in wet weather (you’ll just need to come … CONTINUE READING

Announcing our new On-Farm Internship Program

IMG_6752We are now offering 2-3, full time, 3 month internship positions throughout the year in each season, beginning September 2014. You may apply individually or as a couple.

Our internships offer motivated individuals or couples the ability to get stuck into learning about practical permaculture applications on a small farm.

You need to be able to commit to a minimum 3 month period. Positions are now open for application for Spring, Summer, Autumn and … CONTINUE READING

Organic Market Garden Series, Caroola Farm, 5 one-day workshops over 5 months

IMG_0489With the success of the Local Food Initiative and Australian Capital Region Food Hub, it has become evident that there is a growing demand for locally grown produce, preferable grown using organic practices.  To assist in meeting this growing demand, Permaculture eXchange is proud and excited to announce a series of workshops on ‘Market Gardening for small-scale production’.

This series of five, day long workshops aims to take people who already … CONTINUE READING

Farmgate Shopping Exclusive

IMG_6492Join us for One day ONLY – Sunday 13 July 2pm to 5pm

Exclusive Farmgate Shopping opportunity (well, let’s be honest and call if a FREEZER RAID!!!) – On-farm (directions here)

Your opportunity to purchase some of our gorgeous beef (and maybe some other produce if there is any left) direct from farm. Individual packs prepared by the butcher including a variety of steaks, mince, roasts, corned beef and more. … CONTINUE READING

Permaculture Interest Group (PIG) at Bungendore Community Gardens Sat 21 June

Want to meet other people in the area growing their own food?

Want to learn & share knowledge and resources?

Want to see Bungendore Community Garden come back to life with a brand new plan for a heritage-based food garden?

Or find out more about upcoming free workshops?

We know you are out there and we’d love to meet you, catch up and find out  what you are doing!

Kicking off with a Winter Solstice BBQ meet up at Bungendore Community Garden

Saturday 21st June

9am : Tree Care on the Common

11am-12pm : Short talk outlining plans for … CONTINUE READING

Pastured Lamb

IMG_5710Our sheep are Dorpers. We only have a small flock and the lambs are processed at around 6 months to provide tasty, tender young meat.

Challenges: Managing the health of a small flock of sheep without chemical supplement in order to provide organically grown meat.

Solutions: Our sheep are grazed on our 100 acres of primarily native pasture using holistic management practices. This provides them with a constant source of fresh pasture and … CONTINUE READING

Our pastured chickens

IMG_6325At Caroola Farm, our chickens are more than just free range, they are pastured and certified Humane Choice. They are housed in the paddock with mobile chook houses that they may go into if they choose, rather than primarily housed in sheds and let out to roam if they choose…

Challenges: It’s great to have our chickens on pasture, challenges can be limited pasture in times of drought, weather extremes and predator foxes … CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Permaculture, Caroola Farm, 24 and 25 May 2014

IMG_2190Thinking about a tree change? Have a block and don’t know quite what to do with it? Already doing your best but need to know more about sustainable practices?

Join us at Caroola Farm, a working permaculture farm just outside of Canberra. Learn how to design natural systems to grow food, conserve energy and make the most of limited resources. (Just $195 early bird for the full weekend)

This two-day course focuses on … CONTINUE READING