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New urban farm asks Londoners to support its vision for 'Sitopia'

A new expansive farm project, based at Woodlands Farm in Greenwich, is calling for support for it's vision of an exciting hub of food growing and activities.  

The planned location of Sitopia Farm. Credit: Chloe Dunnett

The planned location of Sitopia Farm. Credit: Chloe Dunnett
Sitopia Farm - based on the vision set out in Carolyn Steel's book of the same name -  is a new social enterprise that hopes to bring the people of London delicious, sustainable food - grown right on their doorstep. Fresh vegetables, salads, herbs, and flowers will be grown on the farm using ecologically friendly practices. Captured rain will be used to water the crops, and food waste from the local community will help to fertilise soils.   
The project is reaching out to schools and residents in the local area, to develop the foods and activities they would like to see. The farm aims to become a thriving hub of the community - with feasts celebrating the harvest, volunteer growing sessions and school wildlife activities, along with many other projects. It also feeds into Sustain's vision for more urban farms on the urban fringe of cities
"We are so delighted to have heard that the Mayor is pledging his support for our project", said Chloe Dunnet, founder of Sitopia. "Together with all the contributions from the other amazing people who have already pledged, Sadiq's donation takes us 90% of the way to our minimum target and means we're now sure this farm is going to happen! We can't wait to get started. Please help us get over the line and exceed our target!" 

Donations will be used to purchase equipment and help support volunteer activities. Donate here

With continued support, the Sitopia project will join the ranks alongside a number of other small urban farms feeding the city, who share their vision of hope, community spirit, and belief in the power of good food.  

Discover more about Carolyn Steel's vision for a Sitopia which can save the world through food. Read the article here.  

Published Tuesday 23 March 2021

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