Be Part of the Adopt a Tree Scheme at the Dairy Road Farm, and learn how to control pests and diseases using nature’s little helpers. Canberra City Farm invites members of the community to adopt one of the fruit or nut trees at Dairy Road to help with ongoing maintenance. Learn about sustainable food production, natural ways to look after fruit and nut trees, pruning & grafting techniques as well as how to control pests without chemicals. There’s over a hundred individual trees to choose from, including: apricots, peaches, nectarines, quinces, plums, almonds, cherries, apples, pears, medlars, mulberries, feijoas and hazelnuts.
Gardens of any size can add so many benefits to a home, including providing cool shady spaces in summer. The Canberra Environment Centre’s upcoming online workshop: Green Gardens in Small Spaces will show participants how to grow a lush green space in a courtyard or balcony. The workshop will focus on growing in pots, so will also be suitable for people wanting to garden while renting. The workshop will be presented by Edwina Robinson of The Climate Factory, and will explore the ways to create an outdoor space that will stay cool during Canberra’s hot and dry summers and be welcoming throughout the year.
Date: Tuesday 18 August 6-7pm
Cost: $15 plus booking fee
Location: online via zoom, register to receive meeting link
On top of all the incredible things The Food Co-op shop & Café already does, some keen working members are starting an urban farm. Building on their ethos ‘food for people not for profit’ the Urban Farm will support more local and chemical free food being grown in the region. The group are looking for backyards to plant out with vegetables, which are ideally situated in the suburbs of Ainslie, Dickson, Downer, Braddon, Reid, Campbell, Watson or Hackett.
In return for the use of your backyard space, you would be provided with a weekly box of fresh, chemical-free (and as local as you can get) produce!
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