ACT Permaculture Festival 15 April 2018 – hotting up!

ACT Permaculture Festival

Celebrating 40 years of permaculture in 2018

Connectivity is the theme of the ACT Permaculture Festival to be held on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Canberra City Farm. From 10am to 4pm!

The Festival is an opportunity to connect with community associations, local enterprises and small businesses with social goals and makers or individuals whose work is related to the practice of permaculture.

The festival celebrates the joy and benefits of local … CONTINUE READING

The Bungendore Harvest Festival – What’s On

The program is nearly final – so – check out what’s on…

The Southern Harvest Association is again hosting the weekend long celebration of local food, farming and fibre from 16 – 18 March 2018.

Friday 16th March – Eating Out

9AM-5PM          Timber Burl Gems Display at Bungendore Woodworks

12NOON-5PM  The Big Green Cup Café: offering a Grazing Plate every day of the Festival, commencing 12pm Friday, which includes fresh and local meats … CONTINUE READING

In Season Now

It’s nearly Autumn and the bees are abuzz in the garden, and it is delivering delicious seasonal fare…

We’ll have fresh, organic yearling beef from Saturday, but are harvesting the following now:

  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Baby Kale
  • Beetroot
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Mix
  • Broadbeans
  • Blackberries
  • And of course more – whatever is hiding from us…

We’ll have fresh chilled Kombucha at the markets this week too…

Thank you heavens for the rain, … CONTINUE READING

Bungendore Harvest Festival even Bigger and Better in 2018

After a successful debut in 2017, the Bungendore Harvest Festival is back for its second year with a large number of new stalls and local businesses showing off their wares.

The Southern Harvest Association is again hosting the weekend long celebration of local food, farming and fibre from 16 – 18 March 2018.

Last year’s Harvest Festival saw approximately 5,000 tourists head to Bungendore across the weekend from Canberra, surrounding regions, and Sydney.

The event … CONTINUE READING

Permaculture Convergence – Progam, Tours, Courses and more announced

The Fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence (APC14) is being held in Canberra 15-19 April 2018. We have just released details of the program which include keynote addresses from:

  • Mariam Issa
  • Tammi Jonas
  • David Holmgren
  • Charles Massey and
  • Bruce Pascoe

But, that’s not all, there are a huge, huge range of other speakers involved in the convergence – see them all here.

There are 4 days of talks, keynote, interactive workshops and … CONTINUE READING

The garden is abundant!

A bit of cooler weather has settled things down in the garden, although the grasshoppers are still trying to have a feast.

The garden is abundant, so apart from fresh lamb and chicken this week (as well as the last of the been in the freezer), we’ll have:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Broadbeans (yes, really)
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Beetroot
  • and Blackberries – yum.

We’ll also have chilled Kombucha … CONTINUE READING

Yummy Beef, Awesome Chicken and Delicious Lamb – plus veg!

Fresh this week – what a choice – organic beef, pastured chicken and organic lamb.

We’ll have chicken and beef at Queanbeyan and then lamb also available at Bungendore and Southside – if you would like something specific please let us know.

On the veggie front this week we have:

  • Dutch Cream Potatoes $5/bag
  • Tomatoes $5/bag
  • Very limited Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir-Fry Greens $3/bag
  • Brown Onions $3/bunch
  • Limited Radishes $3/bunch
  • Zucchini 4 for $3
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Bungendore Community Bank announced as Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

Bungendore Community Bank Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Community Bank is the Major Sponsor for the Bungendore Harvest Festival in 2018 committing $4,500 to help ensure the success of the event. This is a weekend of celebration of food, fibre and farming from 16-18 March. Local farms, artisanal producers and businesses are featured with events across the weekend in Bungendore and surrounds.

“We are excited that the Bungendore Community Bank has come on board as the major sponsor and feel it is a great fit to help connect and grow the community in Bungendore” says Penny Kothe of … CONTINUE READING

The good news, and the bad (not soo bad)

The good news comes in multiple formats:

We will have FRESH Hillside Pastured Chicken for all three markets this week – Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Southside.

PLUS we have FRESH, organic, grass-fed yearling Beef – you really can’t get better than that.

On the veggie front we’ll have:

  • Potatoes
  • Radishes ( like really awesome ones 🙂
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Spring Onion
  • Celery
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Garlic
  • Squash
  • Kale

and probably other stuff I’m yet to … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Beef, Hillside Pastured Chicken, Zucchinis and Tomatoes and more

It’s official, the zucchinis are in fine form, the tomatoes are starting to boom and the cucumbers just starting to fruit.

We had a lovely 25mm of rain over the weekend – whew! What a blessing – better than none and better than 75mm our friends had and lost fences!

We’ve put a body of beef in to the butcher, but it won’t be ready until the markets on Saturday, so you’ll have to hold … CONTINUE READING