Spitalfields City Farm

Farm Diaries

Rural activities such as farming and gardening are nigh on impossible in busy cities, yet we know the benefits to health are huge. We want to offer young people the opportunity to experience “Farm Life”. We will chronicle the day to day life of a Farmer through Photographs/Social Media and Video to

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (299536)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£5,820

Donations

26

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • I always feel very relaxed and in touch with my community when I visit the Farm

    — Visitor to the Farm

  • The children have loved this trip and thank you for working with us

    — Teacher on school visit

  • We have learnt so much from coming here and being able to enjoy the space together

    — Support worker

  • The children have loved this trip and thank you for working with us

    — Teacher on school visit

  • I always feel very relaxed and in touch with my community when I visit the Farm

    — Visitor to the Farm

  • We have learnt so much from coming here and being able to enjoy the space together

    — Support worker

Situation

There has always been a strong tradition of Backyard Farming in the East End of London, and this is all but dying out due to lack of green and growing spaces. Access to fresh affordable food and poor diet are commonplace, with our borough having higher than average cases of childhood obesity and diabetes. Coming to the Farm has always been seen as something for young children and not very “hip” for the older ones, we want to encourage more cohesive communities with young and old working together

Solution

Young and old people will together use the social media to promote the Farm, what we do and how we can work together. We will video the journey of a group through the seasons of the year culminating in a Film Show and Photo exhibition on all the work that they have achieved. We will showcase that working outdoors, growing food, learning about how to care for animals and people from a variety of backgrounds and social groups can all help boost confidence and self esteem.