Northey Street City Farm is located 5 minutes from the city centre, on a floodplain on the banks of Breakfast Creek in Windsor, Brisbane, Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Turrbal people.
The Farm was founded in 1994 by a group of local residents who wanted space to grow their own food while educating others in how to do it. From a bare site in 1994 it has transformed to a vibrant green oasis, welcoming thousands of visitors every year.
Our vision is ‘all living sustainably’ and we believe that the dominant way of life is unsustainable, but by practicing Permaculture we can create an environmentally, socially and economically just world.
Our purpose is to be an inspirational working model of a community-based urban permaculture farm which promotes and educates for sustainability.
Permaculture is a model for ‘consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs’. Permaculture links practices of caring for the earth, caring for people and sharing resources surplus to need. Holmgren Design Services.
Our goals are:
- To provide a demonstration urban permaculture site
- To provide permaculture and sustainability education programs and learning opportunities
- To promote biodiversity and responsible use of natural resources.
- To model effective participatory and inclusive processes and organisational structures
- To provide services to the community through financially responsible enterprises
- To enhance community involvement
- To foster the growth of the Permaculture movement
Northey Street City Farm Inc. is an Incorporated Association overseen by an elected Management Committee.
The Farm’s activities are carried out by four Teams made up of staff and volunteers. The Farm Team looks after all the plants and animals and on-site demonstrations; the Site Team is responsible for maintenance, services, safety and security; the Enterprise and Events Team operates the Markets and the City Farm Nursery as well as NSCF events; the Education and Support Team organises the education program and supports the other teams with finance, administration, HR, marketing and external relations.
We are a Registered Environmental Organisation with deductible-gift recipient status. We are registered with, and report to the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for Profits Commission).
Our ABN is 16 494 592 971
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