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 Sydney02 9265 9333

A group of City volunteer farmers.

  • What’s on
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 26 June 2019
  • Book now – free

    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.

    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.

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Sydney City Farm
    Wednesday 26 June 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Windowsill salad gardening hands on session
    Saturday 29 June 2019
  • Book now

    Join us for an overview of fast growing greens you can grow in small spaces.

    Taste homegrown samples, learn how to source inexpensive seeds and sow a selection of baby salad leaves, pea shoots and microgreens to grow at home.

    What you will learn:

    • How to grow baby salad leaves, pea shoots and microgreens from seed
    • Practical skills in raising greens from seed which you will practice in the session
    • Tips and techniques for windowsill gardening

    What you will get:

    • Hands-on opportunity to learn seed raising skills
    • Small group size and experienced facilitator
    • Take-home notes
    • 6 small pots of baby salad leaves, pea shoots and microgreens to take home
    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 29 June 2019 from 10am to 11am
    Adult: $30.00
    Concession: $22.50
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 3 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    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.

    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.

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Sydney City Farm
    Wednesday 3 July 2019 from 10am to 11.30pm
    Free
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 10 July 2019
  • Book now – free

    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.

    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.

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Sydney City Farm
    Wednesday 10 July 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Compost and worm farm basics talk
    Saturday 27 July 2019
  • 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 on email
    • opportunity for questions.

    Bring along:

    • paper and pen
    • water bottle.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 27 July 2019 from 1pm to 2.30pm
    Free
  • Growing Food in Small Spaces talk
    Saturday 10 August 2019
  • Book now – free

    Want to grow food at home but limited by the size of your patch?

    This introductory talk is designed to help urban residents expand their capacity to grow food on balconies, window sills and in courtyards.

    Discover the basics of gardening productively in containers. From maximising light and using vertical spaces, to selecting potting mix and seasonal plant varieties.

    Places are limited and bookings are essential.

    Suitable for ages 14 years and over.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Edible gardens for renters workshop
    Saturday 24 August 2019
  • Book now

    Kick start your edible garden with guidance and practical tips from an expert horticulturist. This 2 ½ hour workshop is perfect for balcony, courtyard and small space growing.

    You’ll learn:

    • about soils and potting mix fundamentals
    • seasonal plant selection
    • when to water and fertilise
    • basic plant care
    • thrifty gardening tips – sourcing budget-conscious materials
    • vertical garden ideas.

    Suitable for adults, beginners to intermediate.

    Workshop includes:

    • morning tea – fresh fruit, local baked goods and organic tea and coffee
    • detailed notes
    • 6 small seasonal plants to get you started.

    Bring along:

    • paper and pen
    • water bottle

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 24 August 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
    Adult: $75
    Concession: $56.5

City Farm celebration.

Last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019