Perth city seems to be relentlessly, conceiving something new from galleries, bars and festivals. You name it, we’ve got it… or are getting it.
With so much new, you can also unintentionally forget the old. This week, I got reacquainted with the old, well… rejuvenated old
Perth City Farm is somewhat of an institution within Perth. For the last 20 years it has held tight and persevered against the assumed, inevitable development whilst residential and government buildings began to creep up and surround it.
Like I’m assuming many others, I never have really known what the farm’s exact purpose is. With a week off from uni, I decided to investigate the Perth City Farm’s café, which opened in August 2013 under new management and since then has become a rapid breakfast aerial shot favourite, on my Instagram news feed.
The PCF café as I found out, offers one of the more reasonably priced breakfast menus in Perth, along with a whole range of delectable eats for brunch and lunch. As for the rest of the farm, big changes are definitely on the way.
Since last August Green World Revolution has taken over the day to day management of the Farm on behalf of Men of the Trees, whom founded the space in 1994. Men of the Tree’s lease the land now from MRA. Since the reshuffle the farm, although still committed to founding values, has been slowly changing to become more profitable and sustainable. Every Saturday the farm plays host to a weekend market, its halls are also becoming a sought after wedding & event venue.
Wandering around you are greeted by chickens, volunteers, gardeners and other visitor’s soaking up the atmosphere in this lush little patch of green, hidden amongst the urban sprawl of grey.
With all of Perth’s “new”, it’s good to see that we are also still, committed to maintaining our “old”.