NationalConference2021_FieldTrips_ Camden Town Farm Veg

Learn from Australia’s oldest existing farm since white settlement, current research into sustainable agriculture and practicing farmers in some of the most fertile and productive farmland in NSW.

The first stop is Belgenny Farm which was originally established by John and Elizabeth Macarthur in 1805 and check out the Merino and Multibreed Sheep flock, the historic diary and original grape vine trellises. The next stop, just up the road, is the community run Camden Town Farm with Angus cattle, an amazing riverside vegetation restoration project and community gardens. Lunch will be at the picturesque  Warragamba Dam where you will learn about Australia’s largest urban water supply dam. The afternoon activities include a quick visit to an organic vegetable farm in Richmond followed by the Greater Sydney Local Land Services Demonstration Farm where you will hear about the latest onsite soil, weed, native pasture and vegetable production research trials.

Transport from the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour to Camden is approximately 1 hr 15 min by coach.  All other stops on this trip will be in the same coach.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Time: 7.30am – 5.00pm

Capacity: limit of 40 people

Cost: $40 pp

Catering: Morning tea will be provided by Belgenny Farm and lunch will be supplied by a local caterer at Warragamba.

Transport: The coach will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 1 hr 15 min to get to Camden which is Stop 1 on the itinerary. The same coach will take you to all other stops in the Hawkesbury/Nepean region, returning to the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour by 5.00pm.