The farm works with local communities and the people of Southwark to provide many unique opportunities for people to learn about farming and food production, and to be actively involved in the ongoing work of the farm.
Animals reared on the farm include a herd of milking goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, bees and donkeys. The herds and flocks are farmed with specific attention to animal welfare.
There are a variety of green and horticultural areas such as the orchard, herb garden, dye garden, vegetable plots, and the wild area. Fresh food and produce are on sale to the public.
The Farm was first established in 1975 on derelict dockland between the entrance to Greenland Dock and the River Thames. In June 1986 it re-located to its present site, a new 2.2 acre site on the river at South Wharf. During the working lifetime of the docks, the site formed part of the largest shipyard on the Rotherhithe peninsula.