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Spitalfields City Farm: Behind the Scenes

Here at East End Gardener, we’re big fans of Spitalfields City Farm – they’ve been putting on the truly excellent Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race and they’re home to more animals than you can shake a stick at (and you can pet them, too).

To learn more about one of London’s best community farms, I interviewed Mhairi Weir, its manager. In this audio slideshow, she talks about the history of the farm, her job, and even her favourite animal.

Here’s some exclusive news courtesy of Mhairi: the farm’s just gotten funding for a community garden and they’ll be looking for volunteers in the next four weeks. Get in touch and you could be helping out on east London’s latest cooperative, growing everything from veggies to fruit.

To get involved with the farm, you can sign up here.

By Zing Tsjeng

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Ready, steady, goat! The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race 2012

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    Off to the #goatrace at @spitz_cityfarm! I’m putting my bets on the Cambridge goat.
    Sat, Apr 07 2012 07:31:46
  2. Over Bank Holiday weekend, East End Gardener arrived at picturesque Spitalfields Farm, London. The farm has organised the annual Goat Race for the past four years to raise money for their excellent community farming and animal welfare projects. Tickets were £5, with free refreshments sponsored by Hendricks Gin.
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