Freightliners Farm was originally established on waste ground near Kings Cross station in 1973, the name arising from the railway goods vans that were used to house the animals. In 1978 the farm moved to its present site and purpose-built buildings were erected in 1988. A registered charity, it is run by a volunteer Management Committee. It is the only city farm with a non-slaughtering policy and many of the animals are rare breeds. In addition to its farm animals, Freightliners has an ornamental garden as well as a vegetable and kitchen garden, and an orchard has recently been planted, all maintained with assistance from the gardening club.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2014
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Freightliners Farm, June 2014. Photograph Sally Williams
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The farm has a full educational programme, with facilities for children and adults of all ages, with activities, workshops, tours and other events. In 2011 Freightliners Farm won a £10,000 Green Insurance Company Grant for its bee-keeping project with young people, and in 2014 it won the Queen's Award for Volunteering. An Animal Village was set up, sponsored by Lottery Grants for Local Groups Awards for All and Community Investors Development Agency Children Fund Local Network. The café was built by volunteers and is constructed of traditionally jointed green oak, a green roof, and walls insulated with straw bale, giving the café its name.
Freightliners Farm leaflets / website: www.freightlinersfarm.org.uk