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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: Visit to Two Before Ten Urban Farm

20 October 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT

A talk about and tour of the sustainable urban farm at Two Before Ten with an option to stay on for drinks at the adjacent 10 Yards bar.

Aranda is the home of many modernist homes and of Two Before Ten. Formerly the Aranda Shops, the 1969 building that houses the café and bar where the urban farm is based was designed by Dutch architect, Dirk Bolt (1930-2020). Bolt worked in Canberra from 1964 to 1971, becoming a significant architect of the modern era and worldwide proponent of sustainable urbanism.

After being vacant for almost two decades (c.1996-2013), Bolt’s building and surrounding land is now a bustling community hub.  Two Before Ten has rewritten the history of the shops and established Urban Farm which realises and updates Bolt’s concepts of ‘sustainable urbanism’.

With an acre of land, the Urban Farm supports Two Before Ten cafés across Canberra, growing fresh, sustainable produce throughout the year. From mixed lettuce, to cherry trees and sweet corn crops, the farm helps reduce their packaging and food miles as well as turning the compostable green-waste from the  cafés  back into productive fruit and veg in a sustainable circular system.  And the café also continues to source home grown produce from local gardeners.

Join us for a visit to this special place in the hearts of locals and many from across Canberra.   With an on-site café serving great coffee and delicious food both indoors and out, as well as bar, roastery, yoga studio, mushroom growing rooms, beehives, fruit trees and an expansive vegetable garden there  will be lots to see and experience.

Cost: members $10, others $15.

Location:  68 Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda

Booking: at Trybooking.

Enquiries: Nancy Clarke or 0423 690 626.


20 October 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AEDT
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