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Submission from Kentish Town City Farm, London
Kentish Town City Farm, London
About Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that helps city people connect with animals, nature and the environment. The farm is situated on a four-acre site, alongside two railway lines in the inner London Borough of Camden, with approx 50 animals, pasture areas, a riding arena, a wildlife pond and community gardens. It provides an extensive educational programme to schools, therapeutic riding to people with special needs and farm related activities to local children and families. The work is supported by the London Borough of Camden and the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust and a lively core of volunteers who support staff in the day-to-day running of the farm.

The main farm building provides facilities for children’s weekly play groups, creative activities and visiting school classes. In the farm kitchen, children learn to cook using fresh ingredients from our gardens.

Why we should win Stoves Community Kitchen?

"Much of our educational work with the community is based around a 'field to fork model', helping people to understand where their food comes from, and to use that knowledge to increase their health & wellbeing. We grow fresh vegetables & fruit in our gardens, then run a variety or cooking workshops & sessions throughout the year, helping our community to understand food & farming, and feed themselves & their families well."

"The building that houses our kitchen has had some major structural issues, and now that we have fixed those and redecorated our kitchen, our appliances are really showing their age! We have a double range cooker, but as it's 11+ years old it doesn't work as well as it once used to. We work with various volunteers including recently running free bread making workshops for local families. We struggle to make these activities work with our ageing appliances, so could deliver huge community benefit with new appliances."