Kentish Town City Farm is built in and around Gospel Oak Overground station. Or rather, the station has been built around the farm, which has been there since the early ’70s. Visitors will meet chickens, ducks, pigs, a cow and some absurdly cute and mischievous goat kids. Resident sow Margery – a Gloucestershire Old Spot, since you asked – has recently birthed some piglets. Rumours that one of them plans to embark upon a career as a sheep pig remain unconfirmed.
Along with all the vegetables, there’s a lovely selection of fruit trees – apples, pears, cherry and quince – plus a scary sounding nettle patch, which is there for the butterflies and not as a horrible trap.
There’s an excellent horse-riding programme which provides children, adults and Camden residents with learning difficulties access to the farm’s trio of neigh-sayers, Murphy, Jester and Champ. Children are at the heart of the farm, with a range of weekend workshops, after-school pottery and a dedicated team of local young volunteers.
Keep an eye out for the Open Farm Day in June and the Apple Day Community Festival in October. Miriam Bouteba
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