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Summer Solstice Friday Night Organic Market and Farm's 25th Birthday

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Northey Street City Farm

16 Victoria Street

Windsor, QLD 4030

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Summer Solstice Night Market and Northey Street City Farm's 25th Birthday celebration!

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The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight. Many cultures give Fire powerful symbolism, from the first light in creation stories, to our inner fire of divinity, passion and power. It is a creation, destruction and transformational energy. Our Summer Solstice ritual will honour this energy. Gratitude for the life force of the sun and creation, acknowledgement to the recent destruction of the world bushfires, lives and homes, and calling in to the second half of Summer and the transformation to shorter, cooler days. We will close our ceremony with a special call to the water element so that the earth can regenerate, and a call out for climate science to lead our actions in the future.

Please join us for ceremony. We will start with a community drumming circle at 6.30pm. Bring your drums, percussion instruments, and full hearts to call energies to our circle. At 7am we will start with an acknowledgement of place, and space and First Nations Australians before starting our Solstice Ceremony. At 7:15 am, Vanua Fire, hailing from Vanuatu, will continue to honour the sun in their stunning show of acrobatics, fire breathing and twirling. After this the ceremony will close with a call to water and regeneration. Everyone will be invited to bring water, hold it in their mouths or spray bottles, and spray themselves and the earth. We look forward to having you be part of our ceremony.

Brisbane’s first Waste Free Organic Street Food Market will be set in Brisbane’s much loved Northey Street City Farm. You will be able to eat locally sourced organic food with plenty of vegan and gluten free options, including some of the finest tasting raw food desserts and gelato you can imagine. Organic juices, smoothies, and refreshing drinks will be on offer, including beer, cider and kombucha on tap. Our delicious street food will be served on crockery and if you bring your own plate and keeper cup, you will get a 50 cent discount on your food and drink. Community wash stations will be available so you can wash your own feast kits.

There will be loads of artists, healers and ethical makers to assist you in your health journey and commitment to a sustainable lifestyle. With Christmas around the corner, we hope you choose to buy ethical gifts for your loved ones from our night market. The City Farm Nursery will be open and will be offering a 10% discount on the night. What better gift to give than a living plant!

Bring your friends and family to help us celebrate our 25 years with this end of year party. An inclusive, kids friendly space, where everybody is welcome, valued and encouraged to live sustainably.

This is a FREE event, but feel free to get a ticket so that you get a reminder to come on the night.

Main Stage

6:30pm Community drumming circle - bring your drum!

7:00pm Welcome, First Nations Acknowledgement and Solstice Ceremony to honour the Sun

7:15pm Vanua Fire - Fire Twirling, Fire Breathing and Acrobatics

8:15pm Open Mic for kids

8:30pm Decolonising Action: What does it mean?

Island Nations Panel on Climate Justice

9:15pm Dance on the grass under the Stars to music from 1994, the year the Farm started

Education Space

8:15pm Farm Retrospective Film and deep thanks to the elders in our community, some of whom helped to start the Farm and still continue to volunteer here every week.

8:45pm Environmental Trivia

Free Earth Arts for the kids.

We also hope you can contribute to a working timeline on the night to share your memories and experiences at the Farm over the last 25 years.

Looking forward to you being a part of this fund raiser, ceremony and huge milestone!

Summer Solstice Night Market Stall Holders include:

FOOD

Na Pizzetta Organic Street Food Authentic Organic Italian Pizza - Vegan and Gluten Free Options

The Tucker Van Fresh Organic Locally Sourced Food Bowls catering for all tastes

Game Enough Australian Game Meats and Native Plant Flavours

GreenSky Organic Falafel Wraps, Green Smoothies, Veg Burgers & Dipping Plates

Northey Street City Farm Organic Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers - Gluten Free Options

DESSERT & DRINKS

The Fruit Cellar Freshly Squeezed Organic Orange Juice & Organic Gelato

Raw & Peace Raw and Organic Vegan Desserts and Cakes

The Tea Stop Iced Teas, Iced Soda's and Matcha Mojito's

Wandering Man Expresso Coffee, Chocolate or Chai Drinks or Warm or Iced

Northey St City Farm Beer, Cider, Buchi Kombucha on Tap

ETHICAL MARKETS

Melissa Booth homewares Upcycled Vintage Clothes and Homewares

Genkstasy Non-binary Streetwear

The Herbal Gardener Certified Organic Beauty products

Notely Sustainable Stationery

Woman of Gold Boutique Women's Fashion

Organic Passion Vegan Cookbooks and T-shirts

Cabeza de Piedra Art and Crafts

Leslie V. Coaching Life Coaching

Hey Moon Sustainable, Ethical and Holistic Products

Honeyhunters Australia Raw Honey and Beehive Products

Kialla Organic Organic Meat and Sausages

Happy Flame Beeswax Candles Certified Organic Beeswax Candles and Products

Earth Threads Organic Cotton Dresses and Naturally Hand Dyed Baby Onsies

Tribe Culture Second Hand Books on Permaculture and Organic Gardening

Anti Nuclear pro Renewables Community Organisation

Little Ducks Wilston Early Childhood Centre

Northey Street City Farm Information Stall

Lady Gumnuts Decorations Homewares

City Farm Nursery Summer Sale 10% off all Plants

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