Join us and the Women’s Environmental Network on Wednesday 8 May 2013 between 10.30am and 2.30pm for Spring Gathering: a celebration of food growing in Tower Hamlets. Free entry and lunch, food growing workshops, seed exchange and a Farm tour.
See Stepney City Farm East End Life 25 March 2013 for a feature about the Farm
People from the Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest in Poplar, where the
Local Food Project sited its first raised beds, are visiting today (27.03.13) to
sow seeds and take more back to propagate.
The new polytunnel is about half way through its construction.
Ben Jonson Year Two children are beginning a wheat-growing project as
part of the new Design & Technology curriculum content. It will be
harvested over the summer holidays.
The Plastic Bottle Greenhouse had a successful launch last Friday with
more than 150 parents and children and local media attending. There
are already seeds growing in there.
Local Food Project: Starting work on evaluation; positive meeting with
Whitechapel IDEA Store who are ready for work to start on their raised bed.
Two new lambs were born yesterday (26.03.13); the other ewe in the barn is due to lamb. Trixie and Tallulah will move into the ewe birthing suite on
A neutered male ferret – Bandit – is coming from Mudchute Park and Farm to help with health issues caused by female ferrets in heat.
Heba Women’s Project had a visit from a Farm chicken and guinea pig: members are keen to visit and a Bengali produce planting session is likely.
The Guardian features the Farm in this article by acting comment editor and volunteeer, Libby Brooks.
We’d love to read your comments beneath it.
Now work on our new kitchen layout, shop and internal cafe space is due to start this Wednesday, 6th March.
It’s expected to take two weeks. It may be a bit noisy but it’s going to be well worth it. Interviews for the new cafe/shop manager are being held tomorrow.
Watch ace Farm volunteer Chloe show 4Music presenter Will Best how to walk donkeys and socialise guinea pigs
Oct 30 2012 The Guardian’s Acting Comment Editor Libby Brooks is spending a month with us on a sabbatical. Today she’s done some important ferret-walking and helped Farmer Tom and our other Gardening volunteers getting ready for the coming season.