In January of 1994, a group with a vision took a half-hectare degraded industrial site, and over 27 years, turned it into a thriving urban farm. Once covered with dilapidated warehouses with no greenery to speak of, Perth City Farm is now lush permaculture featuring trees and shrubs, vegetable plants, chickens, and more.
Perhaps most impressive is that the transformation was driven by countless volunteers who have remediated the soil to the point of gaining organic certification! All are welcome at Perth City Farm; people needing a break from the city’s hustle and bustle are invited to enter the gardens, take pause, reflect, and enjoy the beauty the oasis has to offer. Beyond the connection to nature, the farm serves as a community hub and offers many educational workshops that help people lead kinder and more sustainable lives.
A farmer’s market is held every Saturday, and the site also features large event spaces and a commercial kitchen, perfect for private events. The courtyard is the ideal location for local artists and buskers to display their talents.
It has taken many years of hard work, but it has certainly been worth all the effort.