City farm

City farm

Workshops & events

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the events, programs and workshops at our first urban farm.

City farm programs

Sustainable local communities

City farms are being set up throughout Australia and the rest of the world, as people want to learn more about their food and the connections between the paddock and the plate.

Our city farm

Sydney City Farm is an urban agriculture project nurtured by the City of Sydney, located in Sydney Park. 

It's a place to learn about urban agriculture and sustainable food production. 

We plan on holding farmers’ markets, community events and workshops, with plenty of opportunities to be involved.

The farm’s community hub and cropping area will officially open in late 2017 with an orchard and other facilities to follow. 

We’ll be growing fresh seasonal produce, connecting the city with the country.

City Farm will minimise waste while using organic growing principles. 

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The story so far

The City was first approached in 2009 by a not-for-profit community organisation, now called City Farm Lovers Sydney, about building a city farm in Sydney.

The City undertook local community consultation and development of the project began. In 2011, a feasibility study found Sydney Park as a suitable farm site.

In 2014, a business plan was developed for farm business activities, management structure and community aspirations. In 2015, a master plan was developed allowing for a detailed farm design to be prepared. In 2017, the community hub landscape works were undertaken on site in Sydney Park, creating outdoor spaces for education and volunteer programs.

Community consultation has helped direct city farm programs and events:

  • In 2013, a temporary summer garden was built with local volunteers, as a city farm taster.
  • In 2015, findings from a community education survey shaped our education program. Since early 2016, hundreds of locals have been inspired in our sustainability talks and workshops. 
  • In early 2016, a pop-up farmers’ market was held providing direction on farmers’ market timing, location and product mix. Regular markets are planned to commence during 2017.
  • A number of hands-on volunteer activities have progressed the farm design, assisted with soil enrichment, plant propagation and farm material preparation. 

Workshop bookings

See booking information for terms and conditions. 

Contacts

City of Sydney02 9265 933302 9265 9222

Links

Sydney Your Say

Local consultation about Sydney City Farm

 

Last updated: Tuesday, 15 November 2016