Find lots of useful information about, city farms and community gardens in London. Here you can:
- Find gardens and farms in the London area via our interactive map or our search page.
- Find details of events in London by viewing the news and updates section.
- Download a copy of the FCFCG London map and other useful publications.
- Get the lowdown on the annual City Harvest Festival.
- Find contact details for FCFCG staff in London.
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- City Harvest Festival 2013
- Community gardening highlighted on BBC London radio show
- Video shows work of London city farm
City Harvest Festival
The City Harvest Festival is a major feature on the calendar for London's community gardens and city farms and allows them to showcase their educational and neighbourhood achievements. The City Harvest Festival for 2013 takes place on Saturday, September 21!
Held in the beautiful grounds of Capel Manor College in Enfield, there are plenty of attractions for visitors, including an animal show, where children and young farmers show the wide range of animals kept at London's city farms in a series of competitions.
There is also a marquee for vegetables and flowers grown in the city's community gardens and city farms - plus a variety of craft demonstrations.
And if you want to find out the latest news in the run up to the festival, why not follow us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/CityHarvest2013
The London City Farms & Community Gardens Map:
There are 17 city farms and more than 100 community gardens in the capital. Many are open to visitors or offer opportunities for volunteering, work training or education.
We have produced a London guide map to many of these venues, available from the London office or to download as a PDF document using the link below:
GLA City Farms Booklet:
The Greater London Authority has also produced a booklet about London's city farms which features on the mayor's website for young Londoners.
Download a copy of the booklet at: www.london.gov.uk/young-london/kids/things-to-do/farm.jsp
London: Other Useful Information
London Environmental Education Forum (LEEF):
FCFCG members can join this membership organisation which promotes and champions the delivery of environmental education across Greater London. LEEF organises training, workshops and seminars to enhance members skills, spread best practice and provide networking opportunities. LEEF also advertises job vacancies and promotes events linked with Environmental Education delivery. Visit www.leef.org.uk for further information.
London City Farms Cycle Route:
A cycle route has been established around central London which takes in eight of the capital's 17 city farms as well as many famous landmarks and tourist spots. The route is about 30 miles in length and covers eight boroughs. For more information on the various sections of the cycle loop, plus information on all the city farms en-route and written directions for each section, please go our London Cycle Route page.
Lambing at Lambourne End:
Thanks to funding from the Local Network Fund, London Federation members were able to take children from their projects to the Lambourne End Outdoor Centre to see lambing in action. You can learn more by visiting the Lambourne Lambing Page.
Catherine Miller, Development Co-ordinator
Tel: 020 7485 5001
Nemone Mercer, Development Worker
Tel: 0207 485 5001
London & South East Office
C/O Kentish Town City Farm
1 Cressfield Close
London NW5 4BN