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The City is working with the Powerhouse Museum and the community on plans for a new City Farm - a place for food production and learning in the heart of Sydney. The proposed sites for the City Farm are near the historic brick kilns and chimneys at Sydney Park, St Peters and we are investigating sites around the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. 

An Advisory Group with community representatives has been formed to provide advice and feedback during the planning process. Thanks to everyone who has provided feebdack about the City Farm.  Our online discussion forum  closed on 4 September.  We have had lots of input on your ideas forContinue reading

The City is working with the Powerhouse Museum and the community on plans for a new City Farm - a place for food production and learning in the heart of Sydney. The proposed sites for the City Farm are near the historic brick kilns and chimneys at Sydney Park, St Peters and we are investigating sites around the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. 

An Advisory Group with community representatives has been formed to provide advice and feedback during the planning process. Thanks to everyone who has provided feebdack about the City Farm.  Our online discussion forum  closed on 4 September.  We have had lots of input on your ideas for community involvement, sustainability and education. A summary of community feedback is now available in the Library.

The City Farm Summer Garden was held at Sydney Park from January 19 to 24 March 2013.  The Summer Garden was a taste of what the final City Farm could offer, with a kitchen garden, market garden, small scale crops, as well as a great program of fun and educational weekend activities.  A team of more than 60 volunteer City Farmers looked after the garden over 12 weeks.

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The City is working with the Powerhouse Museum and the community on plans for a new City Farm which will be a destination for food production and learning in the heart of Sydney.  The proposed sites for the City Farm are near the historic brick kilns and chimneys at Sydney Park, St Peters and we are investigating sites around the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. 

The City Farm could feature demonstration gardens and orchards, space for community art projects, educational facilities, communal composting facilities and food outlets selling produce.

A feasibility study was developed, including signficiant consultation process during 2010 and the City of Sydney endorsed the Sydney City Farm Feasibility Study in November 2011.  This decision also included the preparation of A Memorandum of Understanding with the Powerhouse Museum to jointly fund and develop the Project.

An Advisory Group with community representatives has been formed to provide advice and feedback during the planning process.  The City will continue to provide opportunities for community involvement, including the Master Plan in 2013, as we work towards the opening of City Farm.

 

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  • This online discussion forum has concluded. You can still browse the site but the discussion area will no longer accept new comments or votes. All feedback will be considered for the City Farm Business Plan.

    The City Farm Advisory Group have come up with some ideas to inspire the vision for the City Farm project. So far we think that the City Farm should be a community resource which is a place for:

    • Learning & sharing, Community participation & volunteers
    • Partnerships, Sustainability
    • Organic growing
    • Best Practice in Eco Design
    • Unwinding

    What do you think should be included in the Vision for the Sydney City Farm?

    The City Farm Advisory Group have come up with some ideas to inspire the vision for the City Farm project. So far we think that the City Farm should be a community resource which is a place for:

    • Learning & sharing, Community participation & volunteers
    • Partnerships, Sustainability
    • Organic growing
    • Best Practice in Eco Design
    • Unwinding

    What do you think should be included in the Vision for the Sydney City Farm?

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  • This online discussion forum has concluded. You can still browse the site but the discussion area will no longer accept new comments. This feedback will be considered for the City Farm Business Plan.

    Chickens, native bees, pigs, sheep?

    Lots of people at our Community Day said they would like to see animals at City Farm. 


    Chickens, native bees, pigs, sheep?

    Lots of people at our Community Day said they would like to see animals at City Farm. 

    Others said they wanted to emphasise respect for animals and wanted to make sure the animals would be safe and secure.

    What do you think about animals at City Farm?

     

    Chickens, native bees, pigs, sheep?

    Lots of people at our Community Day said they would like to see animals at City Farm. 


    Chickens, native bees, pigs, sheep?

    Lots of people at our Community Day said they would like to see animals at City Farm. 

    Others said they wanted to emphasise respect for animals and wanted to make sure the animals would be safe and secure.

    What do you think about animals at City Farm?

     

    Replies Closed
  • This online discussion forum has concluded.

    Playgroup?  Kids cooking classes?  School visits and sustainability workshops? 

    People at our community day have given us lots of feedback about the role of education and learning at City Farm.


    Playgroup?  Kids cooking classes?  School visits and sustainability workshops? 

    People at our Community Day gave us lots of feedback about the role of education and learning at City Farm.

    Other suggestions included learning about farming and composting, and making sure there are activites for all ages.

    Tell us what you think and your ideas will be considered as we develop the Business Plan for the City Farm.

    Playgroup?  Kids cooking classes?  School visits and sustainability workshops? 

    People at our community day have given us lots of feedback about the role of education and learning at City Farm.


    Playgroup?  Kids cooking classes?  School visits and sustainability workshops? 

    People at our Community Day gave us lots of feedback about the role of education and learning at City Farm.

    Other suggestions included learning about farming and composting, and making sure there are activites for all ages.

    Tell us what you think and your ideas will be considered as we develop the Business Plan for the City Farm.

    Replies Closed