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Celebrating the year of the farmer

The First Farm in Australia was established on this site (the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney) with seeds and plants brought by the First Fleet in 1788.

To celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer, volunteer guides at the Royal Botanic Garden will present Indigenous, colonial and 21st century farming on this walk and talk.

You will see the first site of European agriculture in Australia and explore a variety of plants that have been instrumental in our country’s development.

Join volunteer guides Flora Deverall, Dianne Peters and Arnold Vink as you discover historically, culturally and economically important plants in Australia’s history.

Recommended for all those seeking a greater appreciation of the great interdependence of plants and people.

Farming - Our Past and our Future walk and talk

When: Saturday 20 October 2012, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Maiden Theatre. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney. Enter via Woolloomooloo Gate
Cost: $15 pp (Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens $13). Refreshments included
Bookings: 9231 8304 / 8134

first-farm-plaque
In these Gardens began the agriculture and horticulture of a continent.