The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin

 

 

    Who we are:

Bentham’s Farm is a tiny student-led farm created in 2012. We meet up on Saturday mornings in our space next to the tennis courts at Ifor Evans hall, 109 Camden road. However, you can access the space anytime to get out of the city. The farm is not only a society but a real community. We welcome everyone, with any level of gardening or farming ability! We believe that getting outside, your hands in the dirt, not only nurtures the soil but your mind and body as well. It’s not just about the plants and growing food. It’s about the peace and quiet of a green space and warm company.

 

    Our goals:

  • Build Skills and Foster Confidence in Growing Activities 
  • Maintain Green Spaces
  • Improve Local Biodiversity 
  • Provide Local Produce
  • Provide Food Waste Composting Facilities and Training
  • Develop an Inclusive and Fun Community!
  • Develop an Appreciation and Awareness of Nature

 

    What we do:

On a regular basis, we meet up to sow tiny seeds, sift earthly compost, enjoy homemade herbal tea, snack and bring back some produce back home. We don't always succeed in growing things, but sometimes it's more about the experience than anything else.

Here is a link to our introduction video: https://vimeo.com/454169514

 

When we meet: 

Every alternate Sat and Sun (starting with 2nd Oct Sun) at 11am. We also meet on Wednesday afternoons (in autumn, spring and summer!) usually around 3pm or later (join our whatsapp group for confirmed timings: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DtZa4BGcA8Y7BFtFj295bn) But feel free to turn up anytime because the farm is open to all!

 

Some future events and projects include:

  • Pumpkin Carving (Halloween)
  • Music sessions and get-togethers at the farm
  • Microgreens workshops
  • Urban Foraging workshops
  • Collaborations with nature-driven societies
  • Decorate your pot and bring your herbal plant home 
  • Poetry and readings at the farm

 

We hope to see you soon!

 

xx

Yi Xi (President), Yvonne (Treasurer), Tim (Welfare Secretary) and everyone else from The Bentham's Farm Community