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  

Contacts

City of Sydney
50 Barwon Park Road,
St Peters NSW 2044
(Next to Parks Nursery Depot)
02 9265 9333

A group of City volunteer farmers.

  • What’s on
  • City farm volunteer working bee: Thursday lunch time
    Thursday 24 September 2020
  • 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.

    At our lunchtime session we focus on Propagation, Seed Saving and focus on the next generation of City Farm production

    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 a water bottle and hat.

    Next Session

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell

    Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your volunteer session or education program.

    When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm

    When you arrive to volunteer or attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

    When at the Sydney City Farm

    • notify staff if you start to feel unwell

    • maintain 1.5 m physical distance from all people including staff

    • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that

    • you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own

    • follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session

    • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied

    Sydney City Farm
    Thursday 24 September from 12am to 10am
    Thursday 1 October from 12:30pm to 2pm
    Thursday 8 October from 12:30pm to 2pm
    Free
  • City farm volunteer working bee: Thursday morning
    Thursday 24 September 2020
  • This is a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.

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

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

    Next session:

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

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell

    Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your volunteer session or education program.

    When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm

    When you arrive to volunteer or attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

    When at the Sydney City Farm

    • notify staff if you start to feel unwell

    • maintain 1.5m physical distance from all people including staff

    • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that

    • you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own

    • follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session

    • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied

    Sydney City Farm
    Thursday 24 September from 9:30am to 11am
    Thursday 1 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Thursday 8 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Free
  • City farm volunteer working bee, Saturday Morning
    Saturday 3 October 2020
  • 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.

    At our Saturday morning session we focus on Developing new aspects Sydney City Farm

    Learn all about producing great veg, developing gardens for flower production and habitat and how to lay out a mini food forest

    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 a water bottle and hat.

    Next sessions

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell

    Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your volunteer session or education program.

    When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm

    When you arrive to volunteer or attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

    When at the Sydney City Farm

    • notify staff if you start to feel unwell

    • maintain 1.5 m physical distance from all people including staff

    • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that

    • you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own

    • follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session

    • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 3 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Saturday 17 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Saturday 31 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Free
  • City Farm volunteer working bee: Saturday morning
    Saturday 3 October 2020
  • Book now

    Come and get hands-on with 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.

    On Saturday mornings we focus on new projects like our floriculture beds, display plantings and trees

    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 a hat and water bottle.

    Next Session:

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell

    Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your volunteer session or education program.

    When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm

    When you arrive to volunteer or attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

    When at the Sydney City Farm

    • notify staff if you start to feel unwell

    • maintain 1.5m physical distance from all people including staff

    • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that

    • you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own

    • follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of session

    • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied

    Sydney City Farm
    Fortnightly on Saturdays, 9:30am to 11am
    Saturday 19 September to Saturday 3 October

    Saturday 3 October from 9:30am to 11am
    Free
  • Composting basics online class
    Saturday 17 October 2020
  • Book now

    Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red bins is food waste?

    Composting is a great way to deal with kitchen, household and garden waste. Better yet, composting creates a fantastic organic soil conditioner to use in pots or garden beds for growing healthy plants.

    Join the Veggie Lady Toni Salter to learn about the basics of composting online.

    This free class is available to people who live or work in the City of Sydney local government area.

    Suitable for beginners.

    You’ll learn

    • How to select the best type of system for you, and where to put it

    • Compost ingredients, proportions and layering techniques

    • How to maintain healthy systems and avoid common problems

    Online presentation includes

    • Lecture-style presentation

    • Links and notes on email

    • Opportunity for questions

    Participants require access to a computer or mobile device with the internet connected to participate in this online class. Detailed instructions are provided on registration.

    Presented by the Veggie Lady Toni Salter for Sydney City Farm.

    Online
    Saturday 17 October from 10am to 11:30am
    Free
  • Worm farm basics online class
    Saturday 31 October 2020
  • Book now

    Did you know that more than a third of waste in household red lid bins is food waste?

    Worm farming is a great way to deal with kitchen waste. Worm farms produce a fantastic organic soil conditioner to use in pots or garden beds.

    Join the Veggie Lady Toni Salter to learn how to start your own worm farm, what to feed your worms and how to use worm products in your pots or garden beds. 

    Suitable for beginners.

    This free class is available to people who live or work in the City of Sydney local government area.

    You’ll learn

    • 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

    • How to maintain healthy systems and avoid common problems

    Online presentation includes

    • Lecture-style presentation

    • Links and notes on email

    • Opportunity for questions

    Participants will need access to a computer or mobile device with internet connect to participate in this online session. Detailed instructions are provided on registration.

    Presented by the Veggie Lady Toni Salter for Sydney City Farm

    Online
    Saturday 31 October from 10am to 11:30am
    Free

City Farm celebration.

Last updated: Tuesday, 17 September 2019