There’s troubling news coming out of E2. As a result of council cuts, Hackney City Farm needs cash to maintain its status as one of the loveliest free perks of living in Hackney. The farm, which opened in 1984 and attracts roughly 75,000 people a year, has been putting in the work to become sustainable with a swanky café, pottery and beekeeping courses and a farm shop that sells homegrown produce. But it still relies on funding to help with feeding its animal residents and paying for a worker to look after them. Considering the farm is in an area with 40 percent child poverty (according to Trust for London), keeping the farm free will guarantee young folk can continue to learn how to care for their environment – so quite simply, Hackney City Farm needs you.
It's currently crowdfunding to raise £20,000 by the end of September and donations will get you everything from a mug and t-shirt to a framed photo where you can get glam with a guinea pig (or whatever cute animal floats your boat).
Find out how you can get involved on the farm’s Indiegogo page.