Are you interested in knowing where your food comes from, or even growing your own? Until the end of March we have transformed part of Sydney Park into a Summer Garden - a spot for growing food and sharing skills.
Each Saturday the City will host a free workshop for people eager to learn about growing their own food and keeping bees in an urban environment. There will be practical, hands-on presentations from farmers and horticulturalists and a sheep-dog trial to give city kids a taste of the country.
Sydney Park will be the one of two venues for our future City Farm. There will be a separate site in Ultimo where we hope to work with the Powerhouse Museum on education and learning, particularly for young people.
Plans for the City Farm are progressing well and representatives from the local community have now been selected for the City Farm Advisory Group.
Nicola, Vanessa, Sarah and Michael were chosen from more than 50 nominations. They will meet monthly and help direct the development of the City Farm business plan, design a master plan and community consultation. The Masterplan is expected to be released this year with construction set to begin late next year.
The Summer Garden is relying on volunteers to plant, water, weed, harvest and learn and share their knowledge about food production. It will be a chance for local green thumbs and weekend gardeners to get involved in the City Farm in a practical, hands-on way.
The Summer Garden project will end with a celebratory Harvest Day on 24 March, when volunteers, residents and visitors will literally enjoy the fruits of their labour.
If you'd like to get your hands dirty, you can register you interest by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SUMMERGARDEN
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