Welcome ...
This blog has been created to allow family and friends to share in and become part of the experience of 'Down at the Farm'.
Enjoy the children, their love for each other and their open hearted wonder and excitement.
Over time you will get to know the farm through their eyes and will see how they spend their day with each other in a very rich, organic way.
Each vignette is a snapshot in time. Follow from one to another, then on to more and you can share in our unfoldment and journey.
Enjoy your visit ...

Our Venue

The 'Collingwood Children's Farm' in Melbourne is an amazing inner city playground. It is a working farm and sanctuary available to the whole community and our privilege to be able to meet their each week. This kind, nurturing place, full of wonder and the many moods of mother nature, sees as many different people as you'd imagine a city could hold pass through it's gates. 

All are touched by natural moments of wonder and joy, a lick from a calf, a bleat from a goat, a garden in bloom, cockatoos wheeling and calling on a grey day, kookaburras laughing in the morning sun, busy hands in preparation for market day. 

The farm staff are in constant, understated, steady attention to the needs of the animals, the gardens, the land and environs all the while providing for public comfort, education  and wellbeing.

Bound by the Yarra river and the 'Abbotsford Convent' there is immense beauty to behold in both the place and the nature of what it gives in great bounty to the community.

I show my respect and acknowledge the  Wurundjeri as the traditional caretakers and custodians of the land this all now stands on.

Aboriginal elder Bobby Randall 'We are Caretakersand 'Oursness'