Started in 2007, the farm provides a learning resource for the school, local community groups and offers volunteering opportunities for local residents. Comprising of glasshouses, polytunnels and a series of beds, fruit and vegetables of all description are produced together with medicinal herbs, plants to attract wildlife, and edible flowers. The site is also home to rabbits, bees and chickens as well as a wildlife pond.
Hammersmith Community Gardens Association assists with the management of the project with Phoenix High School. The acre of space in the centre of the White City Estate provides opportunities for local resident to do some hands on gardening and very successfully –the farm continues to win awards each year. In addition to over 40 varieties of vegetable and herbs there is a community orchard, soft fruits and wildlife area. We run three volunteer sessions each week and during 2013 the school held a conference on food growing in schools. The annual harvest festival attracted over 500 people who were able to see a demonstration of apple pressing from Abundance London, try lots of farm related activities and pumpkin soup, chutney and apple cake all home grown. We now also run a ‘Spring on the Farm’ event in May which attracts over 500 people. The Farm Learning Zone is used by pupils from the school for lessons across the curriculum and some classes have dedicated beds. The project also acts as a hub for other local primary schools that visit on a weekly basis.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at the farm please click here
Map showing the location of Phoenix Farm School.
The farm was the location for the launch of Growing Schools London in June 2014. Click here for more information and photos of the wonderful event
You can see what we do at the farm in this inspirational video:
You can make donations directly to Phoenix High School by clicking here
Events at Phoenix School Farm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christmas on the Farm
Phoenix School Farm, Phoenix School Farm Bloemfontein Road