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'inmidtown' Chicken Coop at Coram’s Fields in central London is an innovative lunchtime farming scheme which has just been launched. It involves the unlikely combination of central London workers and urban chickens. The programme provides a way for employees of the area to work with their local organisations.

The scheme is the brainchild of ‘inmidtown’ which represents  the interests of 570 businesses in Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles – as an innovative way to give businesses in the area the opportunity to support their local community and give their employees the chance to enhance their wellbeing and learn new skills.

Grange Hotels with eight of its sixteen London hotels in this area are taking a keen interest. The Grange Holborn Hotel is the first hotel in the inmidtown area to take produce from the Chicken Coop.
Mary Doogan, CSR & Group General Manager, Grange Hotels says: “Grange Hotels are delighted to take part in the inmidtown Chicken Coop as we are committed to buying locally and supporting local businesses. Not only does this fantastic initiative reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, but it gives us the opportunity to offer the freshest organic produce to our guests.”

The Chicken Coop forms part of inmidtown’s ongoing programme of Lunchtime Farming initiatives including vegetable roof gardens and beehives  which provide food and honey to kitchens across the area.

Details: www.grangehotels.com

Published: 24 October 2014
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