City Farms are different farms, all located around the city centre of The Hague, where families can meet up and interact with a variety of farm animals. Educational lessons, activities around the farm and health care for small domestic animals can also be found there. Opening hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00. You can also bring your own vegetables to feed the animals.
Next to providing education about food production to the public, the city farms have several initiatives to be sustainable. Solar Panels are used to generate electricity and one farm even makes use of a wind turbine. Other sustainable practices include insulation and toilets that use rainwater for flushing. Visitors can turn in electronic appliances, used frying oil for biofuel production, old clothes/ shoes for recycling as well as old bread and egg-cartons.
Quality Education: The farms offer lessons for children in primary school and special education.
Sustainable Cities and Communities: The farms (runwith renewable energy) especially appeal to the local residents that can travel there by public transport, bike or by foot.
Responsible Consumption and Production: The farms provide collection for reusable clothing and other household disposables.