Brand The Boring: The Veg Loft

The definition of a croft may refer to:

'Croft (land), an area of land with a crofter's dwelling, used for crofting (small-scale food production).'

This may be an ideal type of small farm that could be used in this instance. other types of small farms could be described as small holding or homestead.

Buildings in a city are often thought of as high rise, and so names that may describe this kind of architecture could be apartment, studio, attic, loft and garret.

Urban farms in London:

City farms in London: Find urban green spots and cute animals in London.

A few examples of the types of small urban farms that can be found in London.

'Hackney City Farm.

Nestled on the busy throughway between Broadway Market and Columbia Road, Hackney City Farm has become a fashionable stop-off for ambling weekend market goers, thanks in a large part to its Italian café deli Frizzante, serving hungry Hackney folk fresh seasonal Mediterranean cooking and tasty farm breakfasts. The café may be a big draw but the rest of the farm is thriving with happy animals, a pottery studio and garden. The farm is a vital community hub with a vegetable box collection scheme for locals and courses on low-impact living and beekeeping. There is even a bike repair and service centre, so you can cycle your veg home.'

'Spitalfields City Farm.

If you spend Sundays munching bagels and rummaging for vintage bargains on Brick Lane, you’re missing a trick not to visit this urban oasis built in a former railway goods depot. There are many rare breeds of animals: stop by and visit characters such as Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat, or pick your own veg. The farm also reaches out to local residents with projects like the ‘Coriander Club’ for older Bangladeshi women, free cookery classes, a young farmers' club and gardens growing produce and herbs.'

'Stepney City Farm.

This entirely volunteer-run farm and craft centre has been open for nearly 30 years, offering a green creative space for Stepney. Education is one of the key pillars of this farm, which is reflected in all the activities: from community growing workshops for local people and the ‘Stepney Scoundrels’ volunteering programme, to teaching blacksmithing, carpentry, alternative energy, animal husbandry and more. A café is currently being built, plus a new children’s garden is also under construction using recycled materials such as an old car and bathroom suite.'

These descriptions give a good impression as to what types of urban farms can be found in the UK. Some are larger than others, and they often include the local community, allowing children to learn about animals through visits, classes and workshops.

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