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Sydneysiders are set for a taste of life on the farm, where children can pick fresh vegetables for dinner and collect eggs as chickens run around their feet.
Council last night supported a Sydney City Farm operating in two sites: Sydney Park in St Peters, and the disused Powerhouse Museum car park in Ultimo.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said there is a real need and strong community support for a city farm to provide fresh produce and fresh food lessons in the heart of Sydney. If endorsed by Council, a detailed business plan will be developed for the two City Farm sites.
The Lord Mayor said 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 not-for-profit Sydney City Farm Association approached Council with the idea for a city farm in Sydney and will celebrate this important milestone with a public picnic in Sydney Park from 12 to 3pm on Sunday 6 November 2011. There will be live music, vegetable sculptures and fun activities for young and old.
The Sydney City Farm community group has more than 1500 active supporters eager to have hands-on involvement in an urban farm and environmental education centre.
Sydney Park is a 44-hectare City-owned park in Sydney’s inner west, known for its historic brick kilns which were in operation from 1948 to 1976. It has a proposed water harvesting system that will capture 840 million litres of stormwater a year for reuse in the park and throughout the city.
The Powerhouse Museum’s disused car park in Ultimo is centrally located, close to Darling Harbour, Central Station and surrounding universities.
For more information about Sydney City Farm: www.sydneycityfarm.orgShare
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