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
    Wednesday 18 September 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 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 18 September 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Tool maintenance workshop
    Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Book now – free

    Learn how to maintain your garden tools and keep them in top working order.

    Gain practical experience and help maintain the City Farm tools.

    Our guest horticulturalist will demonstrate how to clean and sharpen secateurs, ready for pruning.

    What you will learn

    • How to maintain garden tools
    • How to clean and sharpen secateurs

    What you will get

    • Demonstration from an experienced horticulturalist
    • Hands on experience maintaining gardening tools

    New volunteers welcome.

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 21 September 2019 from 12pm to 2pm
    Free
  • Herb propagation hands-on session
    Saturday 21 September 2019
  • 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.

    What you will learn:

    • The basic theory of 3 types of propagation: cuttings, seed and division
    • Practical skills which you will practice in the session
    • Seasonal considerations for plant propagation
    • Propagation materials, and how to minimise costs

    What you will get:

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

    Bookings essential.

    Sydney City Farm
    Saturday 21 September 2019 from 10am to 11am
    Adult: $30.00
    Concession: $22.50
  • City farm volunteer working bee
    Wednesday 25 September 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 25 September 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Edible flowers hands on session
    Saturday 19 October 2019
  • Book now

    Explore the flavours of homegrown edible flowers, in this 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 19 October 2019 from 1pm to 2pm
    Adult: $30
    Concession: $22.5
  • Compost and worm farm basics talk
    Saturday 19 October 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 19 October 2019 from 10am to 11.30am
    Free
  • Edible gardens for renters
    Saturday 2 November 2019
  • Book now

    Kick start your edible garden with guidance and practical tips.

    This 2½ hour workshop is perfect for balcony, courtyard and small space growing.

    You’ll learn:

    • soils and potting mix fundamentals
    • seasonal plant selection
    • when to water and fertilise
    • basic plant care
    • thrifty gardening tips such as growing plants from seed, DIY compost and planters
    • vertical garden ideas.

    Suitable for: Adults, beginner to intermediate.

    Bring along:

    • paper and pen
      water bottle.

    Workshop includes:

    • morning tea and fresh fruit, local baked goods, organic tea and coffee
    • detailed notes
    • six small seasonal plants to get you started.
    Sydney Park Pavilion
    Saturday 2 November 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
    Adult: $75
    Concession: $56.5

City Farm celebration.

Last updated: Tuesday, 17 September 2019