Fresh vegetables for sale at Sleekburn open day

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A community scheme that helps adults with learning disabilities acquire horticultural skills is holding a public open day where residents can come along, have a look around and buy some fantastic fresh vegetables.

The open day will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 11am to 3pm at Sleekburn Horticultural Training Unit Kitchen Gardens.

The adults have been working hard over recent months tending to a fantastic array of fruit and vegetables which have been grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides.

They are picked from the field daily so are extremely fresh and what’s more, money from the sale of the produce is reinvested back into this important service.

Coun Susan Dungworth, cabinet member for adult care said: “The project gives people with all levels of learning disabilities the opportunity to work as part of a team to plant, grow and harvest crops while also selling to and engaging with members of the local community.

“If you are able to support their work by coming along, having a look around the site, seeing what we do, and perhaps making a purchase, please do.”

There will also be a barbecue running from 12.30pm.

The Sleekburn HTU Kitchen Garden is on the former Earth Balance Site on the A1147 near Bomersund and is signposted kitchen garden from the roadside.