On Monday, Council will vote on a proposal for a Sydney City Farm operating at two sites: Sydney Park in St Peters and the disused Powerhouse Museum car park in Ultimo.
Sydney is one of the few Australian cities without a city farm, yet there's a staggering amount of community support for one - 95 per cent of people who made submissions during our feasibility study approve of the plans.
City farms are great places for growing fresh fruit and vegetables, keeping small animals and holding farmers' markets - and with hands-on lessons, they help children learn where food comes from.
The Sydney Park farm site would use a small area of the park, without affecting the areas people use for jogging, picnics, riding bikes and walking dogs.
The Sydney City Farm Association will celebrate progress so far with a public picnic in Sydney Park on Sunday 6 November 2011 from 12 to 3pm.