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

Thursday 17 June from 12am to 1:30am Friday 18 June from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 19 June from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 19 June from 12:30pm to 2:30pm Thursday 24 June from 9:30am to 11am Friday 25 June from 9:30am to 11am Thursday 1 July from 9:30am to 11am Friday 2 July from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 3 July from 9:30am to 11am Thursday 8 July from 9:30am to 11am Friday 9 July from 9:30am to 11am Thursday 15 July from 9:30am to 11am Friday 16 July from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 17 July from 9:30am to 11am Saturday 17 July from 12:30pm to 2:30pm

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 Meet in our Orchard and learn skills based on soil improvement, pest management, planting and caring for fruiting trees and shrubs. These sessions suit volunteers who want to help with development of the farm site. Some time will also be spent on small projects in other parts of the farm

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

Contact event organiser

City of Sydney

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