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

Natural Building – Roundhouse Practical – Canberra City Farm

Roundhouses are an ancient building method dating back to as early as the Bronze Age. These structures are quick, easy and cheap to set up and are a perfect building option to create a guest room, shed space or a studio.

 This workshop will be led by Dan Harris-Pascal who has studied natural building and Bio-construction in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. The wattle and daub roundhouse emerged by blending a range of natural building techniques.

Over the weekend we will study the different components of a building and construct a foundation, roof and walls using non-toxic, accessible natural building … CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Permaculture 17 and 18 June, Canberra City Farm

Is permaculture for me?

There are so many aspects to permaculture it can benefit everyone – whether you are starting with 5 square metres or 500 acres!

Connecting with John Champagne and Penny Kothe for two days of permaculture basics will leave you full of enthusiasm, knowledge and skills ready to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into sustainability projects.

You’ll also be in a prime position to explore and research aspects of sustainable design that may interest you from land regeneration, efficient healthy gardening for yourself or profit, or ultimately building more sustainable community networks like … CONTINUE READING

Date Change – Introduction to Permaculture now 17 and 18 June

New dates for Introduction to Permaculture (so it’s not on Mothers Day 🙂 Now 17 and 18 June at Canberra City Farm – Book Now!

Start your journey to Self-Sufficiency now!

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a renewable, regenerative growing systems and production methods without the use of synthetic chemicals.

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 … CONTINUE READING

Forest Gardens Workshop 2 & 3 September 2017, Canberra City Farm

A Food Forest is designed to mimic the structure and function of a forest ecosystem to produce an abundance of diverse yields of fruits, nuts, vegetables, herbs and enjoyment.

By using the vertical structure of a forest to produce food, more production can happen in a smaller space and yields can be obtained from the canopy, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Plants are guilded together so that the products and functions of one plant meet the needs and requirements of another. Further, a forest garden seeks to support and provide for the needs of beneficial birds, insects and animals which … CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Permaculture 17 & 18 June 2017, Canberra City Farm

Start your journey to Self-Sufficiency now!

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a renewable, regenerative growing systems and production methods without the use of synthetic chemicals.

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 weekend courses being run by Southern Harvest Education in 2017 that will lead to the completion of your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

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