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Charity day: Welcome team mucks in

A 35-strong group of Partners, Property Managers, and Building Managers from Workman’s Welcome Offices team swapped business attire for wellies last week, when they took part in a charity day of volunteering at Hackney City Farm.

A small charity established in 1984 by enthusiastic members of the local community, Hackney City Farm offers children and grown-ups the opportunity to get up close to a range of farmyard animals. It provides a chance for inner-city dwellers to see, smell and plant vegetables, and to learn new skills in order to live a healthier, happier life with a lower environmental impact.

The charity day experience

The Welcome team was drafted in to help clean out the goats’ stables, moving a lot of muck from one heap to another. Over time, the muck decomposes, with the end product used in the fields and pig pens. The team was also enlisted with weeding crop beds and removing tree stumps, to create more space for animals to graze.

At the end of the day’s hard work, the team was invited to pet and play with the animals, which included the goats, lambs, sheep and pigs who live in this much-loved community resource in the heart of East London.

Farming in the heart of the city

For more than 35 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming, right in the heart of the city.

As a city farm in London, it is dedicated to helping people learn about food, nature and the environment, providing a centre for environmental improvement, and a hub for projects for the improvement of the community and local environment.

Find out more about volunteering at Hackney City Farm

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