Perth City Farm is a oasis in the heart of Perth City and began in 1994. It is designed on Permaculture principals. It has a cafe, organic local farmers market, nursery, animals and gardens. It is run by volunteers who live its values of respect, non-judgement and compassion.
City Farm is an organic community garden, education and network
centre that operates on permaculture principles. We promote healthy
urban environments that are productive and diverse.
The East Perth City Farm was founded in 1994 as an initiative of the Planetary Action Network (PAN), the youth branch of Men of the Trees in Western Australia an idea by Rosanne Scott and 1 year later supported by Thomas Scott and kept going for 17 years as a labour of love.
Before becoming an organic permaculture centre, the site was used as a scrap metal yard and a battery recycling plant. City Farm has transformed the site in order to demonstrate how heavily degraded land can be rehabilitated.
City Farm promotes environmental awareness and responsible practices by providing information, training and hosting community-based projects. With our parent body, Men of the Trees, we facilitate tree-planting trips around the State and hold public demonstrations for events and festivals.
City Farm also supports the local music and art community through regular concerts, festivals and exhibitions. City Farm facilitates government employment and service programs, permaculture tours and workshops for Primary and high school students.
As an inclusive community centre, City Farm welcomes all who respect the centre. City Farm is more than its physical buildings and gardens. As a not-for-profit organisation, our volunteers are vital. Hundreds of volunteers have helped to rehabilitate the site, build the soil and create the gardens.
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With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.
PRI PDC Teachers may be given teaching and/or consultancy offerings as they become available as the network grows.
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Community projects are projects that help develop sustainable community interaction and increase localised resiliency.