Open day happenings!

Thank you to all of the wonderful folk who made the effort to come along last Sunday to Wagtail’s first Open Day! Our little urban farm was full of smiles, good energy and lots of delicious food to share!

We had fresh produce for sale on the day – salad mixes and lettuce heads harvested fresh by request! As well as our own organically grown seedlings, some beautiful certified organic seedlings from “Greenseeds” Bickleigh Vale Farm and local native plant seedlings (Kangaroo apples!). All of which went home with new friends!

Thank you again… We were overwhelmed with the positive response and support.
With love & veggies!

Wagtail team.

Goodies for sale!

Urban Farms = building communities

Urban Farms = building communities

Come one, come all! Young and old!  (Nat giving a mini farm tour in the background there...)

Come one, come all! Young and old!
(Nat giving a mini farm tour in the background there…)

all ages respecting "no toes on the rows" ;)

all ages respecting “no toes on the rows” 😉

Nat demonstrating the different tools of the trade

Nat demonstrating the different tools of the trade

The "four row seeder" captivating an audience

The “four row seeder” captivating an audience

All the good stuff!

All the good stuff!

Steven gathering fresh lettuces on demand, mmm...

Steven gathering fresh lettuces on demand, mmm…

Another happy new seedling owner

Another happy new seedling owner

Great to see the kids digging local fruit!

Great to see the kids digging local fruit!

Seasonal local citrus was in abundance... Many kind folk brought their own to share

Seasonal local citrus was in abundance… Many kind folk brought their own to share

The veggies thriving after an amazing day!

The veggies thriving after an amazing day!

New farm art

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A little peek into some new art that’s flown into Wagtail…..

Many thanks to Samantha Gold and her magic paintbrush.

Sam's beautiful work!

Sam’s beautiful work!

yes please!

yes please!

Willy Wagtail leaving his mark around the farm....

Willy Wagtail leaving his mark around the farm….

We finally have a sign up! - recycled corrugated iron salvaged from Bickleigh Vale Farm (cheers Di!)

We finally have a sign up! – recycled corrugated iron salvaged from Bickleigh Vale Farm (cheers Di!)

First harvest!

Today marks Wagtail Urban Farm’s first official harvest! After three long months of tending seedlings, planting out, weeding and letting nature do (most of) the watering, we’ve reached the point when we can start selling some delicious veg! Salad mix, pak choi, tatsoi and mizuna mix all headed to the Clarence Park / Goodwood Good Food Co-op – only 5 food kilometers away!  If you’re interested in joining up to the co-op, contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

The farm, ready for picking. (The white fabric is protecting our fennel which is being chewed by rats!)

The farm, ready for picking. (The white fabric is protecting our fennel which is being chewed by something!)

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Pak choi ready for washing on Brett’s fantastic packing benches

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Steven (left) contemplating the riches of life as an urban farmer

Wagtail Farm Open Day

fairfoodweek

We’re hosting an open day as part of the national Fair Food Week, run by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance – a great cause to promote local, sustainable and fair food production throughout Australia. Come along for brunch and a tour on Sunday 25th August, 20 Thirza Ave (between Nellie Ave and Daisy Ave), Mitchell Park, SA 5043, 10am-12pm. Bring a chair, drinks and some food to share! We’ll try and have a small barbie set up if you need to do some frying…