WHAT WE DO
Our farm offers many opportunities to engage with. Daily volunteering involves working with animals and helping out in the gardens. Schools from near and far also come to one of our guided tours/workshops, where we also offer bespoke courses and tours. The farm is a great place to hold parties for all ages but make a booking and check dates as we get very busy. You can of course always visit for free 6 days a week, Tuesday – Sunday. Enjoy our gardens and meet the rare breed farm animals.
- To give people the opportunity to become members of their community and encourage participation in the development of the farm.
- To explore and promote the benefits of healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
- To sustainably manage natural ecosystems for the benefit of local wildlife and as a resource for education and recreation.
- To promote biodiversity and approaches which people can take to help improve environments for wildlife.
- To provide children and young people with a safe, stimulating and inclusive space in which to play and to connect with nature.
We are in sight of the City of London and Corporate team days are a great way that companies can further contribute to their community. In 2017 teams gave us over 6,000 hours to the upkeep and maintenance of the farm – they mucked in with great enthusiasm to do a multitude of tasks from emptying the duck pond to painting fences. We really appreciate the support to carry out the work that otherwise would not be possible.
We are the city farm that is nearest to the city’s square mile and sited on a former railway goods depot. The farm was started in 1978 in response to local people’s demand for allotments, having lost theirs to developers. With a long east end tradition of backyard farming, it wasn’t long before chickens, rabbits and geese appeared on the scene.