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Squeal! An urban farm is coming to Waterloo

Posted at 3:30 pm, June 4, 2015 in Animals, Outdoor London

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Fancy horsin’ around with a load of farm animals in the middle of Waterloo? Now you can, because the Oasis Farm Waterloo has teamed up charity Jamie’s Farm to transform what was previously a piece of abandoned land into a working farm – and it opens its doors on June 5. As well as lots of cute lambs, piglets and chickens, they’ll also have an outdoor eating area in summer where they’ll be cooking up pizzas in a cob oven – although if you’ve just been playing with the pigs you might not fancy anything that resembles a meat feast.

The farm is also big on education and sustainability, so they’re teaming up with a local primary school Oasis Academy Johanna so that the students can learn how to grow herbs to take to the nearby market and feed back money into the farm. And in what is probably the coolest learning environment ever – they’ve created a tree-top classroom where the kids can learn all about the birds and the bees (not a euphemism) from up in the trees.

Oasis Farm Waterloo is next to Archbishop’s Park on Royal Street, SE1 7LW. Follow @OasisFarmSE1 for more info.

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From June 5.

Read more about city farms in London.

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