40 Years of Kentish Town City Farm

How Kentish Town City Farm Began

In 1972, a local organization called Inter-Action rented a house, a cottage and part of the disused timber yard known as Gloster Parquet  – now the site of Kentish Town City Farm. They found, tucked behind the terrace houses, the remains of a complex of buildings surrounded by yards of overgrown weeds that backed onto the railway.  The buildings included stables, a workshop, a store house and steel framed hangars.  Local businessmen donated building materials and equipment worth over £5000.  A team of volunteers, youth workers, farm workers and Inter-Action’s architects and builders converted the stables and buildings into a farm, riding school and gardens.