Education is a core part of our activity at Stepney City Farm.
We run curriculum-linked workshops and tours for schools, from nursery through to key stage 2, and thanks to generous support from Tower Hamlets Council some of these are completely free to schools in our borough.
The Farm also runs a programme of funded educational projects, such as egg hatching and potato growing for schools. We have our own purpose-designed classroom where we host school groups; run adult courses including rural arts, permaculture, and bee keeping; and which can be hired for a range of your own activities – from one-off events, to regular groups and site-based programmes.
The Farm caters for a diversity of groups including elders. One of our most popular and established projects is Furry Tales, an innovative programme of animal assisted intervention for those living with dementia, running both on and off site.
On Sundays 12-18 year olds can join our Young Volunteers programme, carrying out important work around the Farm, and getting hands-on experience of animal care, growing, and a range of skills and activities. We have also recently started working with local partners to host rehabilitation work for groups of young offenders, and are working to develop the Farm’s role in social justice.