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Farm Volunteer Working Bees

Where
Sydney City Farm
Sydney City Farm
52 Barwon Park Road, St Peters NSW 2044
When

Friday 5 March from 9:30am to 11am Thursday 11 March from 9:30am to 11am Friday 12 March from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 13 March from 9:30am to 11am Sunday 14 March from 9:30am to 11am Friday 19 March from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 27 March from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 27 March from 12:30pm to 2:30pm Saturday 10 April from 9:30am to 11am

Farm volunteers help with the growing and development of the farm site in Sydney Park at St Peters. Shifts are for 1 ½ or 2 hours and are a great opportunity to get involved with Sydney City Farm and meet others in your community.

All produce is grown communally and donated to local charities for distribution to people in need.

No experience is needed. Just bring a can-do attitude and we will show you everything you need to know. Please wear clothes that can get a little dirty and covered with sturdy flat shoes. Bring a water bottle and hat.

Bookings essential. No group bookings, please.

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

Volunteer sessions focus on different farm tasks on different days of the week:

  • Thursday and Saturday mornings are spent working on general farm activities in our cropping area. Tasks can include watering, weeding, planting and harvesting. These sessions are great for new volunteers to complete their induction, do a tour and get a taste for volunteering at the farm.

  • Friday mornings involve working in the farm plant nursery and depot area. Tasks can include raising seedlings, collecting and processing seed, and caring for our small potted fruit trees. These sessions suit volunteers who want to develop plant propagation and nursery skills.

  • Saturday afternoons are for project work in the farm’s floriculture, pollinator and agroforestry demonstration garden beds, and edible display gardens like the mini fruit forest and agricultural crops. Tasks can include soil improvement, new plantings or caring for existing plants . These sessions suit volunteers who want to help with development of the farm site.

We also have a Farm Hands Program for volunteers who are interested in joining a small team and working regularly at the farm outside of the formal volunteer sessions. To find out more or register your interest please email us cityfarm@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Upcoming sessions:

Covid-safe information

Do not attend the Sydney City Farm if you are unwell

Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any signs of cold of flu including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or a fever. If staff observe any of these symptoms you will be asked to leave. You will be required to fill in a quick online wellness check survey the day before your volunteer session or education program.

When you arrive at the Sydney City Farm

When you arrive to volunteer or attend an education session, scan the QR code at the entry and enter your name and phone number or email address. You must do this each time you attend. If you don’t have a phone that can do this, ask a staff member to assist you. This is a NSW Health requirement and will be used for contact tracing purposes only if necessary.

When at the Sydney City Farm

  • notify staff if you start to feel unwell

  • maintain 1.5 m physical distance from all people including staff

  • wash or sanitise your hands on entry and regularly after that

  • you are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves. Gloves will be supplied to volunteers and education participants who do not bring their own

  • follow volunteer and education participant hygiene protocols discussed at start of the session

  • wipe down equipment that you use or touch with the sanitising wipes supplied

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