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Coming soon – Canberra City Farm!

A group in Canberra is cooking up plans to develop a Canberra City Farm.

No, this is not a petting zoo for children, or a demonstration farm. It is intended to be a place where anyone in the community can come and learn more about sustainable living in practice, a network and place for interaction and education.

Ideas for the City Farm concept include demonstrating different gardening practices suitable for the local environment, showcasing renewable technologies or simply understanding the basics of composting. At this stage everything is up for discussion with the intention to quickly narrow down to a focused direction.

The first workshop to discuss ideas, vision and options, was held today. If you are interested and would like to come along to the next workshop contact canberracityfarm@gmail.com

Visit Canberra City Farm’s wiki site if you would like to participate or find out more.

My knowledge of community gardening has been rapidly expanding over the past weeks and months. It turns out community gardeners are an increasingly active group motivated by fresh produce and a sunny plot for gardening. Community gardens bring together people with an interest in gardening, or learning more about gardening, who are looking to share the experience with other similar minded people.

In Canberra/Queanbeyan there are 12 community gardens run by the Canberra Organic Growers Society with a few more currently in the making. ABC Canberra has featured several of these local organic community gardens and has created an interactive map of Canberra’s Community Gardens as a downloadable app for your iphone/smart phone.

The photos above and below are of a community garden in the Merimbula area, it appears they are everywhere!