Sydney City Farm

Sydney City Farm

City Farm grows

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

Our Sydney City Farm

Sydney City Farm is an urban agriculture project nurtured by the City of Sydney in Sydney Park. It's a place to learn about urban agriculture and sustainable food production.

The farm’s community hub and cropping area was officially opened in 2017. An orchard and other facilities will follow.

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

We’ll be growing fresh seasonal produce at the cropping area, connecting the city with the country and minimising waste while using organic growing principles.

Learn with us

Education is an important part of our social enterprise model, with income helping support our urban agriculture ventures. 

Take part in small group horticulture and food production workshops, enjoy a hands-on session with industry experts, or learn about sustainability in our series of talks. Booking terms and conditions.  

Volunteer with us

Sydney City Farm is a place for food production, community participation, education, innovation and collaboration.

You can volunteer at the farm, for education programs and events. When you volunteer you’ll have the opportunity to do interesting and rewarding work, learn new skills and interact with others who share similar interests.

Volunteer with us  


City of Sydney02 9265 9333

A group of City volunteer farmers.

  • What’s on
  • City Farm working bee: AM
    Saturday 26 May 2018
  • Book now – free

    Come and get hands-on at one of our regular Sydney City Farm working bees.

    Tasks vary, but can include watering, weeding, plant care, plant propagation, potting and other farm-related activities.

    This is a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.

    No experience needed. Just bring a can-do attitude and we will show you everything you need to know.

    Please wear clothes that can get dirty and covered sturdy shoes. Bring hat and water bottle.

    Bookings essential.

    No group bookings please.

    The session will not proceed in wet, extreme or dangerous weather.

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 26 May 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
  • Edible green walls talk
    Saturday 26 May 2018
  • Book now – free

    In this classroom-based talk, we’ll take you through the steps for setting up a vertical garden in your home. You’ll learn the types of DIY and off the shelf options available, what will work best for you and things to keep in mind. We’ll also explore edible plant selection, growing media and watering systems.

    What you’ll learn:

    • selecting a vertical system for your place
    • positioning your vertical garden
    • soil mixes, watering and plant choice.

    What you’ll receive:

    • lecture-style presentation
    • some opportunity for questions
    • post-talk email of interesting links.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 26 May 2018 from 2pm to 3.30pm
  • Compost and worm farm basics
    Saturday 16 June 2018
  • Book now – free

    Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red bins is food waste? Worm farms and composting are a great way to deal with kitchen, household and garden waste while reducing your eco-footprint. Better yet, they allow you to create fantastic organic soil conditioner to use in pots or garden beds to grow super-healthy plants.

    You’ll learn:

    • the difference between worm farming and composting.
    • how to select the best type of system for you, and where to put it
    • how to set up a worm farm including feeding worms and harvesting fertiliser
    • compost ingredients, proportions and layering techniques
    • how to maintain healthy systems and avoid common problems
    • tips for setting up communal systems.

    Suitable for beginners.

    Talk includes:

    • lecture-style talk and demonstration
    • links and notes via email
    • opportunity for questions.

    Bring along:

    • paper and pen
    • water bottle.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 16 June 2018 from 10am to 11.30am

City Farm celebration.

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2018