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
    Saturday 22 September 2018
  • Book now – free

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

    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
    Saturday 22 September 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • City Farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 26 September 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 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 26 September 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 3 October 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.

    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
    Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Creating Habitat for Urban Wildlife Talk
    Saturday 20 October 2018
  • Book now – free

    Outdoor spaces can provide food, shelter and homes for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Join our expert tutor Judy Christie from Birdlife Australia and uncover the basics of common fauna who share our urban spaces. From red wattlebirds and eastern spinebills to butterflies and native bees get tips on creating habitat for urban wildlife.

    You’ll learn:
    – identifying common birds
    – tips on planting for birds, bees and other insects
    – how to incorporate habitat elements into outdoor spaces
    – how to create diversity and encourage small birds
    – garden maintenance ideas to encourage wildlife to stay

    Suitable for beginners.

    Talk includes:
    – lecture-style talk
    – links and notes via email
    – information on how to get involved in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
    – opportunity for questions

    Erskineville Town Hall
    Saturday 20 October 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Herb propagation workshop
    Saturday 20 October 2018
  • Book now

    Discover the basics on herb propagation from cuttings, division and seeds. It’s easy, fun and economical to create your own new plants. Come and spend the morning with us and enjoy an overview of plant propagation, where you get to try out the techniques you will use at home. Learn from a horticulturist in this hands-on session.

    What you will learn:

    The basic theory of 3 types of propagation: cuttings, seed and division.
    Opportunity to practice the three techniques in the session.
    Seasonal considerations for plant propagation.
    What you need, and how to minimise costs.

    What you will get:

    Hands-on opportunity to learn seed raising and other propagation skills.
    Small group size and experienced facilitator.
    Take-home notes.
    6 propagated herbs to take home.

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 20 October 2018 from 2pm to 3pm
    Adult: $30.00
    Concession: $22.50
  • Compost and worm farm basics
    Sunday 4 November 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
    Sunday 4 November 2018 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free

City Farm celebration.

Last updated: Tuesday, 13 March 2018