Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community organisation situated on the banks of Brisbane's Breakfast Creek in Windsor.

More than 1500 exotic and native fruit trees, bushtucker plants, shrubs and ground covers have been planted on the four hectare farm site since its' inception in April 1994.

The farm has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of permaculture. It is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience.

Our Mission
To create a working model of a cooperative, community based urban permaculture farm which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for environmental and economic sustainability in a healthy, diverse and supportive community.
Our Aims

Northey Street City Farm aims to:

  • encourage people to work together in the community to develop a practical relationship with and an understanding of our interdependence with the natural environment
  • provide a meeting place for local people and opportunities for hands-on learning experiences
  • demonstrate different growing and farming practices using permaculture and organic farming principles
 
Learning to live and enjoy a natural lifestyle
General farm tours open to the public, school and community groups. Please email to arrange bookings or see our for schools link for details.

Courses and workshops - organic gardening, permaculture, cooking and construction. 2007 program now out, for all details see our education link

Workshops - Brisbane City Council GOLD, Gold n' Kids and Chillout program. Please check BCC current programs for details.

Celebrations - vibrant solstice and equinox celebrations, festivals and special events.

 
Shopping for organic food and permaculture plants

Northey Street Organic Market - fresh fruit and vegetables

Northey Street Cafe - tasty cakes and delicious tea, coffee and chai

Edible Landscapes Nursery - permaculture plants and organic vegetable seedlings

Training and employment in permaculture and organic gardening

TAFE - horticulture certificate I course

work for the dole – program

Traineeships

work experience - placement opportunities for students in the community

 
 
 
Local history

After 1862, Windsor developed rapidly being the main north crossing from Brisbane down to outlying areas including the Gympie goldfields. Although the low areas close to the creek were considered damp and prone to disease, the need for house allotments grew and the subdivision of Swan Hill Estate (Windsor from Newmarket Road to the Creek) came into existence in 1884.

The lower half of the subdivision was built on the area surrounding Northey Street. These houses were flooded numerous times. Anyone who lived in Brisbane knew that Northey Street was one of the first streets to be flooded after heavy rain. Public concern prompted the Brisbane City Council to resume the land and the Northey Street site became vacant parkland.

In April 1994, a group of friends proposed to build a farm based on ethics and the practical principles of permaculture on the four hectare site. The council accepted the proposal and a peppercorn lease of $1 a year was offered to develop the land. Since then, more than 1500 exotic and native fruit trees, bushfood plants, shrubs and ground covers have been planted. All planting at the farm is seen as an opportunity to learn about permaculture design to create a lush inner city oasis.

 
         
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