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Spitalfields City Farm’s twin goats, Bentley and Bramble, to race in The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race

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Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race

By the gentle author
Spitalfields Life
March 23, 2010

Excerpt:

With the Spitalfields City Farm still reeling from the break-in and nocturnal abduction of a ferret last week, I think Helen Galland, the animals’ manager, was relieved to take a break and enjoy a relaxed chat about the psychological dynamic between Bentley & Bramble, the twin goats that are such popular personalities at the farm. Bentley, of the shaggy locks and extravagant goatee pictured below, and his sister Bramble, the model of inscrutable charm pictured above, were born here in 2005 into the Shoreditch pedigree herd. Living off surplus vegetables from Sainsburys in Whitechapel and stale beigels from Mr Sammy’s Beigel Shop in Brick Lane, the lucky siblings enjoy a fine life down on the farm, constantly surrounded by young admirers.

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Mobile, urban farm under development in San Diego

mobilePole bean teepee in progress

The Farm Proper

The Farm Proper (est. January 2010) is a mobile, urban farm under development in the lot outside The Bakery, a collaborative studio space shared by Set & Drift and mi-workshop in Barrio Logan, San Diego.

The Farm Proper is an experimental project created by a collaborative of artists, designers, and backyard growers as a replicable model for an urban farm.

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