Art dropping on the fence around Hackney City Farm, a place that deserves support…

#365ArtDrops Part 210 was painted (repeatedly painted, lots of layers) on a large piece of found wood, found in a skip on a Hackney street outside of a house being refurbished (gentrified?) and hung on a fence under a tree in the late summer sun, by that oasis of calm and that fragrant delight in the madness of East London that is Hackney City Farm, last Sunday afternoon. As far as I know the piece is still hanging there on the fence, no one has used the hashtag or said anything so far.  Do love the fragrance of Hackney City Farm, the hens packing in the hedge, the sanity it offers, the inviting creativity and the sense of real community, something really worth supporting.

#365ArtDrops Part 210

#365ArtDrops Part 210

Hackney City Farm are busy fundraising right now – “Hackney City Farm has been a community environmental hub for over 30 years. We welcome 75,000 visitors each year, the busiest city farm in London. People from all over London come to get up close to farm yard animals; see, smell and plant vegetables and learn new skills….”

#365ArtDrops Part 210

#365ArtDrops Part 210

Why they need your help – “Hackney City Farm has been committed to improving London’s Environment since it was set up in 1984 by local volunteers, who turned the site from a derelict haulage yard into an urban green oasis and having just celebrated our 30th anniversary volunteer involvement is still at the heart of what we do today.

Hackney City Farm continues to receive a core grant from the local authority (London Borough of Hackney) but over the last few years we have seen our running costs increase. We are also coming to the end of a nine year programme of funding from the Big Lottery.  In response the farm is concentrating on securing a sustainable future by developing areas of social enterprise, such as renting space to local people and selling our produce in our farm shop. The result is a successful mix of commercial and community activities enhancing the farm’s sustainability whilst investing in the local community”   Read more about the fundraising campaign via their current Indiegogo campaign page.
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