Tuesday, 27 May 2008

City Farms and Community Gardens in the UK

As I'm soon going to be starting a new job with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, I thought I'd say a bit about what they are (also because Rabbits Guy seemed to want to know more too!). City Farms and Community Gardens are locally based green spaces found mostly in urban areas of the UK. They offer people opportunities to get closer to nature and find out more about the relationship between farms and food as well as to learn about the environment and to gain practical skills such as gardening and animal husbandry. Many of them offer training places for people with learning disabilities or with mental health problems. You can find out more about their work and, if you're in the UK, find your local City Farm or Community Garden at the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens website.

5 comments:

anthonynorth said...

These are great ideas. So many urban kids have no idea about nature. It is so important to teach them - let them experience it often.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

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Best wishes, Davide

iamnasra said...

wow its amazing to be close to nature and let its touch to drop poetry on you

FARfetched said...

Congrats on the new job!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Thanks! Do you think that movement is growing? IE - more such farms and gardens in urban areas?

It seems to be here, although sometimes some of it seems almost more like a botique sort of thing.