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Nestled in the heart of Brisbane in the inner-northern suburb of Windsor is the Northey Street City Farm (NSCF), an inspirational community project that began in 1994.

Now occupying 2.5 acres, the NSCF’s original smaller parcel of land was initially leased from the council by some folk from Red Hill who wanted to set up a community garden to grow organic food according to the principles of permaculture.

Their aims were to prove it’s not only possible but also quite easy to grow organic food in the city and to provide the skills and knowledge needed to garden organically and locally.

The original site was a grass-covered piece of swampy wasteland with concrete rubble, bricks and bottles dumped here and there. With no access to power, water or other amenities, a group of passionate people chipped

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