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. All you need to do is bring the class. We’ll sort the rest.
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 schools home page. There, you'll find the information sheets and program and stage outlines.
TIMES + DURATIONS
Classes available every day of the week, with times also flexible. Most workshops run for 2 hours in total. With some longer programs designed for Stage 2+3.
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.
Prices range from $15-$40. (The higher prices are only associated with longer workshops or four week programs.) Workshops have a minimum of 20 students / $300 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.
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.
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, 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.
For enquiries and bookings, email Madison at: email@example.com
We hope to see you on the farm soon!