London is home to more city farms than any other city in the UK. Started by volunteers and treasured by their local communities, these city farms and community gardens are where children and adults alike come together to connect to nature regardless of living in an urban environment.
Hidden in the back-streets and back-alleys of neglected estates, on railway sidings and in disused corners of the city, seemingly unnoticed by the hustle and bustle of the rat race, is a network of precious green space.
London’s city farms have farmyard animals including llamas, pigs and sheep, and offer hands-on activities and workshops for local communities and their wellbeing.
Check out this documentary by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens which highlights the importance of city farms to Londoners’ wellbeing and their connection to nature.
For a map of London’s network of farms and community gardens, click here.
Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens
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