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Freightliners City Farm

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Freightliners City Farm

Freightliners City Farm is an urban farm located in Lower Holloway in the London Borough of Islington. It is the only urban farm in the borough, and one of the few open spaces in the area.

The City Farm movement provides opportunities for young people in an urban environment to see and interact with creatures they would not otherwise see. Freightliners is a community-organised charity, receiving funding both from the council and donations.[1]

Freightliners Farm was founded on former wasteland behind Kings Cross station in 1973. The name was adopted, as originally the animals were housed in railway goods vans. The Farm moved to its present site in 1978 and purpose-built farm buildings were erected in 1988. The site is currently half a hectare, but plans are in hand to expand the farm.[1]

There is an ornamental garden, vegetable, herb and fruit gardens on the site. There is also an animal village, where children can pet the animals, and a farm shop and café.[1]

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  • Freightliners farm
  • Charity Commission

Coordinates: 51°32′52″N 0°06′41″W / 51.5477°N 0.1115°W / 51.5477; -0.1115

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