THE CAMPERDOWN FARM TEAM
Our Camperdown farm is run by a small crew of farming folk who are dedicated to growing good clean local food and providing a unique opportunity for education and community building.
GENERAL MANAGER // Emma is a founding PCF board member and has a background across small business, small-scale farming, urban sustainability, permaculture and education in slow living skills. She is passionate about the unique role urban farming has in our cities for local food production, reconnection to food, community building and education.
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR // Madison graduated with an arts degree in literature and Spanish and through experiences farming in Ecuador and around Australia has worked in garden education, small scale agriculture and outdoor education in remote communities. She is passionate about fair food systems and sharing that through experiential education.
FARM MANAGER // Zag is a founding PCF board member and is an organic market farmer with a permaculture background. His experience is in organic, permaculture and sustainable farm practices, nourishing soil structures and local food networks. Michael is trained in permaculture teaching, with a focus on skilling up new farmers and developing food growing skills in the community.
FARM ASSISTANT // Julia has worked in native title & Aboriginal land rights for a number of years, before pursuing farming full time. She has studied permaculture and worked on organic and biodynamic farms across the world. Julia also runs her own urban farm Blue Wren Urban Farm in south-west Sydney.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pocket City Farms is a grass-roots not-for-profit established and governed by a crew of skilled individuals, who are motivated and passionate about urban farming and sustainability.
is a co-founder and the chair of Pocket City Farms. She has previously worked as a sustainability editor and consultant, and has experience in organic market gardening with studies in permaculture. She has a successful background in small business start-ups and marketing with skills in community engagement and managing events. Emma has a particular interest in sustainability across cities, personal lifestyle and food production.
is the vice chair of Pocket City Farms and has spent the last 14 years in financial services in sourcing and transformation roles. More recently she has been working in start-ups and is currently consulting in innovation and design thinking. Anna has used her governance skills in the not-for-profit sector for some years, however Pocket City Farms is particularly close to her heart as she is a keen home gardener and spent 10 years living in the Inner West gardening in pots in limited space.
has a background in digital media, using design thinking to bring ideas to life: building and testing them robustly so they thrive in the market. His passion for good works in the real world has lead him to work on city farm projects and on various charitable boards. He is excited to help PCF grow with bold new projects, and increase its community reach in both the real and digital world.
is a co-founder of Pocket City Farms. He is an organic market farmer with a permaculture background. His experience is in organic, permaculture and sustainable farm practices, nourishing soil structures and local food networks. Michael is trained in permaculture teaching, with a focus on skilling up new farmers and developing food growing skills in the community.
is treasurer of Pocket City Farms and a commercial and finance professional specialising in originating, assessing and commercialising new ideas and initiatives. He has a background in investment banking where he advised on M&A transactions and capital raisings for clients across a range of industries. He is a chartered accountant and is passionate about encouraging others to be more conscious of where their food comes from.
is a not for profit organisation specialist who is passionate about strategies that build community and individual capacity to create sustainable change. In recent years, she has worked with Australian Red Cross on a diverse range of food security programs and projects targeted to vulnerable groups across NSW and ACT. Mandy is excited by the contribution that Pocket City Farms can make to community systems as well as the urban environment.
is a a co-founder of Pocket City Farms. She is a registered architect with thirteen years of experience working on a range of projects, from a school in a slum community in India, to large scale residential projects, and has worked extensively with municipal councils. Karen is very passionate and focused on sustainable design and has a keen interest in permaculture, urban sustainability and farming.
is secretary of Pocket City Farms and a community organiser and campaigner. She has spent over 10 years working in environmental and educational organisations with skills in facilitation, financial management, operations, advocacy and volunteer management. Kristy is passionate about building food systems that can connect community members and create resilience in the face of ecological challenges.