Farming

Stepney City Farm
CASE STUDY

Publicis Sapient UK

Initiative

Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm is a three acre working farm; a rural oasis, in the heart of Tower Hamlets. It gives children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts. Every Saturday, the Farm hosts a popular Farmer’s Market. It has an extensive education programme, with over 5,000 school children and young people benefiting from funded classes, tours and projects each year. It is an educational charity aiming to improve lives through farming; it provides a welcoming place to bring together our diverse community, and cultivate wellbeing through high-welfare, environmentally-sustainable farming practices.

The Business Consulting domain in Eden House, London volunteered for the day at Stepney farm in September 2018. Helping with farm operations with tasks such as  :

·         Dredging the wildlife pond

·         Turning compost & sifting / filling compost bags for sale

·         Spreading wood chip on gardens and paths

·         Sowing seeds and planting bulbs

·         Raking and reseeding fields with clover and deep rooted herbal leys

·         Weeding and watering around the farm, feeding the waste to the animals

·         Sanitizing tools and yard toys

·         Painting around the farm (can include fences, tables, varnishing)

·         Chopping fire wood

The team thoroughly enjoyed the day and make a big impact on the farm, including building a shed from scratch and playing with the piglets!


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