farming in harmony with wetlands
Kooragang City Farm was initiated in 1995 to investigate and demonstrate
agricultural activities that protect and enhance natural ecosystems,
especially coastal wetlands. It is an integral part of the Kooragang
Wetland Rehabilitation Project.
City Farm is situated on Ash Island in the Hunter River estuary
and helps manage 150 hectares which includes wetlands, protected
riverbanks, wildlife corridors, gardens, an orchard and 90 hectares
of managed pasture.
|Kooragang City Farm follows a holistic approach to farm management
which includes financial, environmental, and social goals in the
decision-making process. City Farm aims to increase agricultural
production whilst conserving the function of the natural ecosystem.
Features of Kooragang City farm include:
planned cattle grazing
retaining and expanding native vegetation,
bush food garden
cycleways and picnic facilities
history of the City Farm site
monitoring and research
City Farm achievements
get involved at the farm
brochure of Kooragang
map of Kooragang City Farm