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 24 April 2019
  • 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 a hat and water bottle.

    Bookings essential.

    No group bookings please.

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

    Sydney City Farm
    Wednesday 24 April 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Edible flowers hands on session
    Saturday 27 April 2019
  • Book now

    Explore the flavours of homegrown edible flowers, from spicy nasturtiums to delicate violas.

    Join us for a hands on session you will propagate edible flowers to grow at home for a colourful harvest.

    Be inspired by the variety of edible flowers available and learn tips for growing flowers in small spaces.

    What you will learn:

    • How to grow edible flowers from seed and transplanting seedlings
    • Opportunity to practice propagation from seed and transplants
    • Seasonal edible flowers suitable for small spaces

    What you will get:

    • Small group size and experienced facilitator.
    • Take-home notes.
    • 6 small pots of edible flowers to grow at home.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 27 April 2019 from 12pm to 1pm
    Adult: $30
    Concession: $22.5
  • Compost and worm farm basics talk
    Saturday 27 April 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 April 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • City Farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 1 May 2019
  • Book now – free

    Come and get hands-on at a Sydney City Farm working bee.

    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’ll show you everything you need to know. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and covered sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle and hat.

    Bookings essential. No group bookings please.

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

    Sydney City Farm
    Wednesday 1 May 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Saturday 4 May 2019
  • 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.

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

    Bookings essential.

    No group bookings please.

    The session won’t proceed in wet, extreme or dangerous weather.

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 4 May 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Edible green walls talk
    Saturday 11 May 2019
  • 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
    • Post-talk email of interesting links.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 11 May 2019 from 2pm to 3.30pm
    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 celebration.

Last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019