Oasis Farm is an urban farm in Waterloo just moments from the Southbank, and the closest farm to Parliament!
They have transformed a strip of wasteland into a flourishing community resource and a haven for nature, where participants learn to care for themselves, others, plants, animals and the environment. Therapeutic and educational activities for children are run along with workshops and seasonal events, and they welcome volunteers.
The farm is a partnership between Oasis Hub Waterloo, a charity that aims to create a local community where people of all ages and situations feel included, and Jamie’s Farm, a unique organisation that helps disadvantaged young people to thrive through its programme of Farming, Family and Therapy.
Oasis Farm received a grant towards the cost of a Young Farmer’s club aimed at teaching practical new skills to disadvantaged young people that would make them employable in the future as well as develop their self-esteem and help them to thrive at school.