(Not with a school? Group Tours are also available.)
Northey Street City Farm offers a range of educational activities suitable for all age groups. These activities provide students with an opportunity to learn about permaculture practices and experience the life of an urban farm. They have also been designed to work across curriculum and fit a number of learning outcomes.
The Farm is the perfect “living classroom” for students to interact with our natural environment and learn practical ways in which to realise a more sustainable future. Investigate our fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, bush tucker area, recycling systems, chooks, worms and more!
Our talented and dynamic team of Farm Tutors includes classroom teachers, experienced sustainability workshop facilitators and advanced permaculture students and practitioners, all of whom possess Blue Cards (Working With Children Check). We love to share our passion for sustainability and learning!
Key areas for curriculum: Geography, Science, Home Economics and Visual Arts.
Choose from any of the following workshops:
BASIC FARM TOUR
Take a guided tour through the food gardens, fruit orchard, recycling systems and enterprises of Northey Street City Farm.
Open for all ages.
Cost: $10 p/participant ($120 group minimum) GST inclusive
Worm farms, animals, herbs and vegetables and composting. Take a look into the life at the farm. Students participate in a number of activities, including:
- Take a sensory walk through food gardens
- Feed and care for chooks
- Learn about worm farms & composting
- Propagate plants or seeds
Grades: Prep – 10
Cost: $12 p/participant ($160 minimum) GST inclusive
COB OVEN FARM COOKING
Students learn about seasonal planting, harvest vegetables from the gardens, prepare and cook them in the farm’s cob oven. Workshop finishes with communal pizza fresh from the oven. Students also discuss materials and techniques used in making a cob oven.
Grades: 4 – 12
Cost: $25 p/participant ($280 minimum) GST inclusive
FEEDING THE WORLD’S PEOPLE / BIOMES AND FOOD SECURITY
Take a guided tour of the City Farm to see permaculture in action. Students learn how working with nature, a permaculture system grows food and its community while contributing to the sustainability of our environment. Students also learn about the benefits of sustainable food systems as opposed to chemical or industrial agricultural systems. Curriculum linked worksheets and materials are available for either ‘Feeding the World’s People’ or ‘Biomes and Food Security’ Geography units. Students also have a chance to partake in one of the following hands-on activities:
- Propagating plants
- Compost making
- Harvesting fruit and vegetables (seasonal)
Grades: 9 – 12
Duration: 2.5 hrs.
Cost: $16 p/participant ($180 minimum) GST inclusive
This program is focused on learning how to be creative and express one’s innate artistic talents by using natural materials such as clay and natural pigments. This fun, very hands-on program is lead by our experienced resident Earth artists Bob, who will show students how to make clay sculptures, paint with natural materials, and myriad other interesting and beautiful pieces using natural and recycled materials.
This activity can be added to any of the other activities
Grades: Prep – Senior
Duration: variable 30mins – 1.5hrs
Cost: $5 per 1/2 hour per student (GST inclusive)
$150 minimum for a stand-alone 1.5 hour Earth Arts session
School Tour Bookings
To ensure arrangements can be made, a minimum advance notice of three weeks is usually sufficient.
We will contact you to confirm the details and booking.
You will be invoiced for the number of participants advised 2-3 working days before your visit.
For Bookings: Click Here
Enquiries can be made directly through the Youth Education Coordinator:
Phone: 3857 8775
ABN: 16 494 592 971