Shani oversees our education programs, including workshops, farm tours, and other learning programs on and off the Farm.
Before starting in her current role, Shani co-created a permaculture farm and training centre which she worked at for 12 years. She believes education is a powerful tool for creating a kinder world, and is dedicated to creating programs that drive positive behaviour change.
Kathleen is passionate about enabling people to live considered, meaningful lives, feeling that they belong and are valued in their community, and are connected to the natural world. She’s used her degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurship to work with non-profit organisations, creating programs that bring in new types of revenue, whilst creating change. Kathleen first fell in love with Perth City Farm in 2010 as a volunteer, and after some overseas experience stepped into the role of CEO in 2017.
Rod has worked nearly three decades in environmental management with a focus on community involvement, especially in river and catchment management. In recent years he has turned his attention to permaculture learning and how this system of thinking can create new and critical connections between people, the environment and the food we eat.
Rod completed a Permaculture Design Certificate, Advanced Permaculture Design Certificate and Diploma of Permaculture, and is using these skills to rehabilitate a large Land for Wildlife property, helping to create a local Community Garden, working as an independent permaculture consultant and, as Farm Manager since mid 2018, helping to shape the future of Perth City Farm.
Paula drives our venue hire enterprise, selling the space and supporting clients to put on delightful events. She also coordinates a lot of the background office work for City Farm and enjoys cooking lunch for our volunteers most Fridays.
Venue, Office and Marketing Assistant
Phoebe works closely with the Venue and Office Manager to operate the venue hire enterprise as well as look after the administrative and compliance needs of the organisation. Phoebe focuses on the marketing and promotion of the venue hire enterprise and runs our Community Recycling Hub, drawing on her Sustainability Science and Environmental Management degrees.
Katie spends her City Farm gardening time both at the Farm and in our external gardens, managed through the City Greening enterprise. Katie is a qualified Horticulturalist and adept at food production and landscape gardening.
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