Loughborough Farm – Our Story

Loughborough Farm began in August 2013 and has been growing ever since. The vision was to create a patchwork of community growing spaces on pieces of derelict or underused land.

Our main site is on Loughborough Road where we produce food throughout the year for our volunteers, local residents and The Platform Cafe, our community cafe.

This short film captures the excitement and promise of a patch of land.  The promise has been fulfilled.  Loughborough Farm is a great space enjoyed by locals.

The site before our Loughborough Farmers moved in:

This site on Loughborough Road will soon be used for community food growing.

100 builder bags were delivered for our volunteers to plant.

Loughborough Farm was launched on Saturday 31 August

Volunteers planting seedlings.

Loughborough Farm launch

The Green Watch from Brixton Fire came to water the seedlings.

Launch of Loughborough Farm

Summer 2014

Loughborough Farm, summer 2014

Summer 2015

Loughborough Farm open


A recent video of activity on the Farm.  Loughborough Farm continues to go from strength to strength.

Two of our longstanding volunteers initiated projects: these are Wish You Were Here and The Platform Cafe.

Wish You Were Here
This project puts well-being at its heart. It works with 3 GP surgeries, the Harbour Recovery Centre and a local supported housing project. It aims to benefit people’s wellbeing by encouraging them to become involved with the Farm.  To contact Wish You Were Here, email Karen Hooper at [email protected]
The Platform Cafe
Currently open for healthy vegetarian meals and takeaways made with fresh Farm produce, donations from local gardens and allotments, as well as surplus delivered by City Harvest. Local chefs celebrate the diverse food cultures of Loughborough Junction. We hope soon to get back to running workshops and renting out our space for supper clubs and events. If you’d like to volunteer or get involved, please email: [email protected] or call 07593265647.
LJ Works
The Farm is at an exciting phase in its development as our main site becomes part of the new LJ Works development. We were given permission to grow on the land temporarily but we will now be able to stay on-site for at least 20 years. Lambeth council successfully received grant funding from the Mayor of London’s Regeneration Fund to build a variety of affordable workspaces for local people on the site. The final work is due to start in early 2022 and, hopefully, we will all be able to access the new building in the early summer. https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/housing/regeneration/loughborough-junction-masterplan/lj-works
Main Loughborough Farm site: Loughborough Farm, Loughborough Road, opposite Wyck Gardens, SW9 7EL. Email [email protected] or call Anthea Masey 07799 621582.
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Farm video

See photos of our work on the farm on our Flick pages here and here.