First ever City Farm Day takes place in March

News item first posted on: 15/02/21

First ever City Farm Day takes place on Thursday 25th March 2021!

City Farms across the UK, from Bath City Farm to Spitalfields City Farm in London, will be taking part in the first ever City Farm Day on Thursday 25th March 2021. City Farm Day is designed as a celebration of the role that urban social and community focused farms play in connecting people to farming and bringing communities together. Visitors, supporters and volunteers will be able to share what City Farms mean to them using the hashtag #CityFarmDay on social media. 

There are more than 50 City Farms across the UK and over the last five decades they have played an important role in connecting communities to the farming life, welcoming school groups and visitors.

In recent years City Farms have provided life changing opportunities for people suffering from mental health challenges, such as depression or loneliness, or have given people the chance to develop new skills to help get them back into work. This includes working with animals, helping with growing fruit and veg or running cafes. The role of many City Farms in the cities where they are based has come to the fore in the year since the first lockdown in March 2020. They have collectively been supporting thousands of volunteers, cooking and distributing meals to vulnerable members of the local community and connecting people to life on the Farm. This will be a great way for City Farms to build their profile and reach supporters and visitors, sharing the fantastic work that goes on every day. 

The first City Farm was set up in 1972 in London and the movement has steadily grown over the last 50 years. City Farm’s vary in size from a small football pitch to the size of a medium family farm.

For more information and updates, keep an eye on our social media pages and get involved throughout! #CityFarmDay

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