Freightliners City Farm

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Freightliners City Farm is an urban farm located in Lower Holloway in the London Borough of Islington. It is the only urban farm in the borough, and one of the few open spaces in the area.

The City Farm movement provides opportunities for young people in an urban environment to see and interact with creatures they would not otherwise see. Freightliners is a community-organised charity, receiving funding both from the council and donations.[1]

Freightliners Farm was founded on former wasteman behind Kings Cross station in 1973. The name was adopted because originally the animals were housed in railway goods vans. The Farm moved to its present site in 1978 and purpose-built farm buildings were erected in 1988. The site is half a hectare.[1]

There is an ornamental garden, vegetable, herb and fruit gardens on the site. There is also an animal village, where children can look at rabbits, and a farm shop and café.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c About the farm Freightliners website accessed 4 Jul 2007

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Coordinates: 51°32′52″N 0°06′41″W / 51.5477°N 0.1115°W / 51.5477; -0.1115