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Sydney-siders moved a big step closer to having a City Farm and Sustainable Living Centre when Sydney City Council voted unanimously to fund a feasability study and investigation into possible sites for a City Farm in the Sydney Council area on Monday night – 23 November.
Previously, City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore had spoken in strong support of Sydney City Farm. Sydney Council have already prepared an interim report outlining the possible sites and models for a city farm after the Sydney City Farm committee had proposed the idea to Council in August this year.
Read it here.
“City Farms provide real, hands-on experiences to teach residents, businesses and schools about sustainable living. City Farms demonstrate the simple ways that everyone can Live Green and give the community access to local organic produce. It’s fantastic that the Sydney City Council is so supportive of having a City Farm where Sydney residents can grow healthy local food and learn about sustainability,” said Sydney City Farm President Andrew Jackson.
The Sydney City Farm non-profit group proposed the idea to Council in August this year. The group was formed to create a vibrant centre of learning and community participation where Sydney residents will be inspired to learn to grow their own food, compost and recycle; as well find out about the latest water and energy saving technologies.
“Like Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden projects, the City Farm is an idea whose time is well and truly here. Wherever we hold information stalls people are super-keen to get involved,” said Mr Jackson. “We are sure that when City of Sydney Council identifies a preferred site and begins the consultation process, there will be overwhelming community support for the idea.”
“Ultimately our vision is for a network of City Farms, including our original proposal for a 3 hectare City Farm inside Callan Park,” said Mr Jackson.
To find out more, visit www.sydneycityfarm.org
Media contact: Carolin Wenzel mo: 0417 668 957
It’s that time of year again to make some key decisions about how to get City Farm up and running. And we want your input.
When: Saturday, 5th December, 11am – 1pm
Where: The Cane Room, Callan Park, Rozelle (map)
What’s on the agenda?
- A solid constitution – to make sure Sydney City Farm is a robust community organization before any hairy decisions have to be made, we need to get the constitution right. We will be making some changes to the constitution at the AGM, which you can preview here before you vote on the day.
- Where will we put the first city farm? – Update on where the city farm is positioned, including an update on progress with Sydney City Council.
- Vote on committee members – If you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else to be a committee member, you can do it by emailing a nomination form to email@example.com or posting it to 237 Bulwara Rd, Ultimmo, NSW, 2007.
Renew your membership and vote at the AGM
To be eligible to vote at the AGM, you need to be a current financial member. You can join or renew online, or of course you can join in person on the day at the AGM.
If you are one of the 1500 people on our email list who is not a member, please take the opportunity to join up now and become a financial and voting member of Sydney City Farm.