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Hackney City Farm, London

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Hackney City Farm is a city farm and independent alternative school in Bethnal Green in London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England. It is situated on Hackney Road at the junction of Goldsmith's Row.
It was established in 1984 as a community and educational resource and to give the people, particularly young people, of the borough experience of animals. The facilities at Hackney City Farm include a farmyard, area for grazing, garden and a tree nursery with butterfly house. The amenity encourages children to learn about the natural environment, growing vegetables and caring for animals. The farm is home to a range of animals including: poultry, sheep, rabbits, bees, pigs and a donkey. The Farm also runs educational projects, exhibitions, courses in crafts and farm trails, and operates a café, Frizzante, which recently won a Time Out award for best family restaurant. Animals can be adopted at the farm, and free range eggs are for sale at £1.20 for 6.
The farm is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
In 2008, a bike shop opened in the Farm. Bike Yard East sells cycle products and does repairs.
In 2015 Hackney City Farm registered with Ofsted as an independent alternative school. The farm has places for up to 6 pupils aged 13 to 16.
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  • This is a small farm which is situated in original farm buildings in Hackney. It is a popular place for families & is used to educate city children about farm life as well as for leisure. There is a w...  more »
  • Took my daughter to Hackney city farm recently and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in it. I have been to several of the city farms around the east end and we have all enjoyed our time at the...  more »
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  • It was so great! I went to the guinea pig area saffron was the cutest! 5/5 I tried finding photos of her I really liked her when we had to leave I was so sad! I went with friends it was great the sitting place was great
  • A London gem. Yes there’s a nice cafe running out of the farm, but there’s also a whole host of activities and projects that contribute to the rich tapestry that is hackney. Education for kids struggling with the mainstream. Forest school. Visiting the farm. Community events. Therapeutic gardening. Youth clubs. The list goes on!!
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