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Summer Garden

The City of Sydney is developing plans for a city farm, with the goal to promote healthy, sustainable living. You can get a glimpse of what's to come when country life comes to the city with veggie-growin', bee-keepin', scarecrow-buildin', harvest and a hoedown.
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 14, 2013
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Summer Garden

The City of Sydney is developing plans for a city farm, with the goal to promote healthy, sustainable living. You can get a glimpse of what's to come when country life comes to the city with veggie-growin', bee-keepin', scarecrow-buildin', harvest and a hoedown.
By Jasmine Crittenden
January 14, 2013
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Do you have trouble reconciling your green thumb with the clamorous reality of city living? Sydney Council's new initiative might put some of your frustration at ease. They're in the middle of developing plans for a city farm, with the goal to promote healthy, sustainable living.

While it'll be a little while before those seeds are sown, you can get a glimpse of what’s to come on January 19 with the opening of a Summer Garden at Sydney Park, St Peters. Open till March 24, the Garden will host more than just your average home-grown tomato. You can expect an array of unusual and tasty-looking crops that will challenge some of the limits often associated with growing-your-own.

If you're keen to pick up a hose or a trowel, you can sign up as a volunteer. Furthermore, weekly Saturday workshops will focus on subjects as diverse as no-dig gardening, bee-keeping, scarecrow-building, and market gardening. There’ll even be an old-fashioned sheep dog trial on February 9, and you probably won't want to miss the finale: a hoedown and harvest on March 23.

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