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.
Hackney City Farm is celebrating 30 vibrant years in E2,by co-creating an interactive mapped walk to highlight significant local places in the community.
Stepping Out – Celebrating Hackney City Farm is an Arts Council funded project seeking local volunteers to help create an exhibition exploring the Farm’s ongoing story – from derelict land to thriving hub.Read more
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
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 fourth 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.more info...
Our Heritage Roots
In 2016 we set up Hackney City Farm’s – Our Heritage Roots online and physical archive.
This Lottery funded project created resources covering Hackney City Farm’s history and heritage.
The new website provides a wealth of easily accessible information that shows how Hackney City Farm has brought together a community and is truly ingrained into the fabric of E2.
Original artefacts were collated by volunteers over 7 months were handed to Sian Mogridge, senior archivist at Hackney Archives, and can be accessed by contacting the archives 02083568925 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick up your free map at the Farm to discover evidence of the past uses of 1a Goldsmiths Row, and discover some fascinating facts about the local area.more info: