The City is seeking Expressions of Interest from members of the community who would like to join our City Farm Advisory Group.
Our area is extremely urbanised, with medium and high density housing. The City Farm will be a place where local residents can help grow fruit and vegetables, teach children about where food comes from and get to know their neighbours. Our community told us they wanted spaces to grow food, compost and recycle. City Farm will help to do all those, while also saving water and energy by incorporating sustainable farming practices.
Our two proposed sites for the City Farm are a disused Powerhouse Museum car park in Ultimo and Sydney Park in St Peters. Having a City Farm in Sydney Park and Ultimo gives residents a rare opportunity to get their hands dirty, learn practical skills and be a part of their local community.
For more information or to download the application form visit the City's website http://bit.ly/fqYZhF.
Do Something Near You is a great project making it easier for people to do good in their local community by showing you all the volunteer opportunities in your area. The City of Sydney is the first local council to support the project, and I encourage you to visit the website to find out more, www.dosomethingnearyou.com.au.
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