Oxford City Farm gets go-ahead

Oxford City Council have given the go-ahead for the long-planned Oxford City Farm to begin life on a disused playing field, thanks in part to help and advice from the Community Land Advisory Service.

The derelict urban field is set to be transformed into a bustling city farm that will teach people about healthy eating. Chairwoman of Oxford City Farm Lucie Mayer said she was excited to welcome visitors on to the site in the coming years, to teach them all about farming.

She said: “Trustees and volunteers at Oxford City Farm are over the moon...this is part of our longer plan that will eventually see animals introduced, but the first stage is for us to start growing things on the empty land and put in basic infrastructure like bike storage, secure fencing and connecting key services."

The Community Land Advisory Service in England has worked with Lucie and the Oxford City Farm team, providing advice and information to help them secure the site and negotiate with the landowners.

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