To: Camden Council, Boris Johnson.
Save Kentish Town City Farm
To ensure that sufficient funding is available to run this National treasure.
Why is this important?
Over the past 40 years Kentish Town City Farm has been a focal point for the whole local community. In 1972 a team of volunteers, farm workers and architects worked together to develop the site. Throughout its history, The Farm has been a vital resource for the physical and mental health of the residents of Camden and indeed London. It has hosted a range of different community events, from pop up art stalls to pony riding and free gardening lessons.
The Farm has inspired countless generations of children who have enjoyed getting hands-on responsibilities - such as cleaning and feeding the animals. It is a valuable teaching tool for children and a bastion of beauty in an increasingly concrete inner city area.
However, Kentish Town City Farm is under threat. The Farm has already lost £40,000 in funding and is being pushed towards market led corporate events. Less time will be available to teach the children, heal the depressed and combat the ethos of greed. Those who see value only in money are trying to subvert that which is ours, nature, community, beauty and health. These things are given to us free of charge at birth.
We must act now before our wonderful Farm is lost forever. Let’s ensure that they celebrate another 40 years - and more!
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