LEARN + GROW
Pocket City Farms now offers a unique opportunity for education for schools 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. (Early childhood and tertiary are also available, currently by request.) For the full info on our excursion programs, head to the schools home page. There, you'll find the information sheets and program and stage outlines.
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.
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.
TIMES + DURATIONS
Most workshops run for 2 hours in total, with some longer programs designed for Primary Stage 2 + 3.
Classes available: Monday, Wednesday + Friday.
Morning // 9.30am - 11:30am
Afternoon // 12:30pm - 2:30pm
All day // 9:30am - 2:30pm
Prices range from $10-$40. The higher prices are only associated with longer workshops or four week programs.
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.
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.
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.
We are close to full wheelchair access at the farm. There is only one narrow pathway near our compost bays which won't be accessible. 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.
For enquiries and bookings, email Eliza at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you soon!