Green Party Assembly Member and Mayoral advisor on green issues Jenny Jones has launched a new guide to promote the capital’s fifteen city farms.
The new free 28-page guide showcases the capital’s city farms as well as other sites in London where farm animals can be seen. Aimed primarily at families and schoolchildren, the guide is a bright, easy-to-read source of information that gives details on each of the farms such as opening times and the types of experiences on offer.
Launching the guide at Mudchute Park and Farm Ms Jones, pictured above with Penny Beauchamp from the Government Office for London, said: “The more Londoners know about how their food is grown or raised, the better informed they will be about the importance of choosing food that is local or organic. City Farms play an important role in educating Londoners, and they deserve all the support they can get.”
The guide has been developed with the Government Office for London and also promotes its Year of Food and Farming which started in September 2007 and runs to July 2008.
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said: “For more than 30 years, London’s city farms have played a vital role in helping thousands of Londoners get a hands-on experience of farming.”
“This new booklet will raise awareness of the capital’s fifteen city farms and encourage children to find out how important farming is and where their food comes from. Most of London’s city farms are free, although they rely on donations, and they provide a great day out for the family. I hope that this guide helps the farms to thrive as they are an important element of London life”.