EARLY YEARS

We believe that children deserve to be exposed to the circle of nature from the earliest of ages. That's why we've developed a an early years (early childhood) program, for the really little ones, up to age five. Through these workshops, children can learn about the beauty of seeds, growing food and sustainability by means of story sharing, socio-dramatic play and art. These sessions are also available to private groups such as mother’s groups.

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SESSION OUTLINES

+ EXPLORING SEEDS

Explore how seeds become plants through story sharing and drama. We’ll learn what plants need to survive, plant a seed together and make some art inspired by what we’ve observed on the farm that day.
Time: 1.5-2 hrs // Cost: $15 per child (minimum cost $150)

+ BUGS + SHAPES ON THE FARM

Explore the role bugs have on a farm through story sharing and drama. We’ll go on a bug hunt and learn about creating habitat for our tiny farm helpers!
Time: 1.5-2 hrs // Cost: $15 per child (minimum cost $150)

+ BEES

Explore the buzzy world of bees through story sharing and drama. We’ll observe a native stingless bee colony and discover why pollinators play such an important role in farming!
Time: 1.5-2 hrs // Cost: $15 per child (minimum cost $150)

Choose from these sessions, or get in contact for a visit tailored to your outcomes.


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+ OUR WORKSHOPS

Pocket City Farms now offers a unique opportunity for education for schools and early childhood groups in Sydney and further afield to visit and learn on our working market garden in the middle of the city. We currently run workshop excursion programs for primary and secondary school students, as well as early childhood groups. (Tertiary are also available, currently by request.) For the full info on our excursion programs, head to the links for each stage. There, you'll find the program and stage outlines and information sheets.

+ TIMES + DURATIONS

Classes available every day of the week, with times also flexible. Most workshops run for 1.5-2 hours, depending on desired duration and attention spans.

+ GROUP SIZE

Depending on the workshop and the dates chosen, we can accommodate up to 100 students rotating around the farm at one time. If you are planning an excursion for more students than this, get in touch and we’ll find a solution.

+ PRICING

Prices are $15, though tailored sessions may have additional costs. Workshops have a minimum of 10 students / $150 booking fee.
Pocket City Farms is a not-for-profit association. Your fees are a contribution to continuing the work we do in local food, education and community. Thank you for supporting our farm project by way of your excursion booking.

+ GETTING HERE

We are located at 31A Mallett St, Camperdown. Close to Newtown and Parramatta Road. Please see below some travel options.

TRAIN + 15 minute walk //
Catch a train to Newtown station and walk straight down Australia Street. Cross through Camperdown Park and you will reach Camperdown Commons.

BUS //
Buses run frequently from Central Station to the Bridge Road school bus stop on Parramatta Rd.
Bus routes include: 413, 436, 438, 439, 440, 480, 483 + M10

HIRED BUSES + PARKING // Buses will be able to pull into the side carpark between the farm and Camperdown Park to drop off. However they will then need to go and find parking on a local street. Parking is regularly monitored and are 2 hour limits. There’s also a Secure Carpark on Grose St that can be utilised.

+ CANCELLATION POLICY

After your booking is confirmed, cancellations will be charged $100 for more than a weeks notice, and up to the full fee for less than a weeks notice.

+ RISK MANAGEMENT

The safety of everyone visiting is important to us, we encourage you to read our Risk Management Policy before attending Pocket City Farms for an excursion.

+ ACCESSIBILITY

We are close to full wheelchair access at the farm, with wide pathways surrounding our market gardens. There is only one narrow pathway near our compost bays which won't be accessible, as well as on the actual market garden itself. We recommend that all visitors using wheelchairs are accompanied by a support person as some parts of the site have difficult surfaces; gravel, and can be slippery and muddy after rain. Ramps are located at numerous access points on the site and there are wheelchair accessible toilets. Please alert our coordinator if there will be visitors in wheelchairs with your group and we can modify the experience accordingly.

+ CONTACT

For enquiries and bookings, email Madison at: community@pocketcityfarms.com.au

We hope to see you on the farm soon!


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