As well as our core activities – maintaining the animals and vegetable gardens where you can get close to nature – the farm carries out various projects that deliver further services, develop our ability to deliver services, improve the local environment, enhance community cohesion, act as a hub of social enterprise, and create greater financial independence.
The projects we run are largely determined by the particular interests of staff and response to need in the community.
The work brings older and younger generations together at the Farm, building relationships between people who live and learn in the same community.Read more
Hire a bicycle every weekday for three months for the same cost as your usual bus ticketRead more
Big Green Challenge
Hackney City Farm was a finalist in NESTA’s Big Green Challenge, a competition for £1 million in prize money for community initiatives that reduced carbon emissions.Read more
Our Straw bale building was built entirely by staff and volunteers at the farm.Read more
Hackney Yoga Project
Hackney Yoga Project is a pilot project based at Hackney City Farm, which has created a safe and respectful space for refugee and asylum-seeking women to practice the powerful and transformative practice of yoga.Read More
Bees play a vital role in our food system. We have a few beehives which give us lovely local honey and which we use for teaching visitors about beekeeping.Read more
Haggerston Orchard Project
Now in it’s third year, the Haggerston Orchard is now a thriving food production site, run on permaculture principles, set in nearby Haggerston Park. It is maintained by volunteers. If you would like to get involved email email@example.com info...