Hackney City Farm

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Coordinates: 51°31′54″N 0°04′00″W / 51.531731°N 0.06661°W / 51.531731; -0.06661

Hackney City Farm

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hackney City Farm". http://www.visitlondon.com/. Retrieved 13 November 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Visiting London on a budget". http://www.secrethotels.eu/. Retrieved 13 November 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ http://hackneycityfarm.co.uk/learning/ks4-alternative-education