Collingwood Children’s Farm respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri-Woiwurrung people as the traditional owners of the Abbotsford Precinct Heritage Farmlands, the lands we respect, care for and farm on behalf of all Victorians. The Farm thanks all Wurundjeri Elders past, present and emerging for their guardianship of these lands.
Nestled on the banks of Birrarung and only four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Collingwood Children’s Farm was founded in 1979 to support and engage local children experiencing adversity. A much loved non-profit organisation, the Farm’s reason for being remains true to its roots: Community Engagement, Education and Connection with Nature, Green Space and Animals.
Collingwood Children’s Farm is a haven for children and adults alike, with daily activities and acres of paddocks and gardens to explore. Cuddle a goat, enjoy workshops with a Farmer or sit back with a coffee and observe the goings on of a thriving community farm – there’s something for everyone!
Collingwood Children’s Farm supports social inclusion through a range of community programs, delivered on a working farm. These programs develop self-esteem, self-worth and connectedness, particularly of children and those experiencing adversity. The Farm facilitates the participation of children and their families in broader community life and encourages a connection to nature. Our school, work experience and volunteer programs provide educational opportunities around urban agriculture for students and community and offer pathways to further employment in the industry.
Your entry, membership and venue fees help us to care for our animals, conserve our heritage farmland, and fund inclusive programs to support those experiencing adversity.
For more information about our constitution and the rules of our incorporated association, click here.