Open day at community garden site

A community scheme that helps adults with learning disabilities acquire horticultural skills is holding a public open day.

The open day on Saturday, August 30, from 11am to 2.30pm at Sleekburn Horticultural Training Unit Kitchen Gardens, will give residents can come along, have a look around and buy some fantastic fresh vegetables.

The adults have been working hard throughout the spring and summer tending to a fantastic array of fruit and vegetables, which have been grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides.

A spokesperson said they are picked from the field daily so they are fresh and money from the sale of the produce is reinvested back into this important service.

Coun Susan Dungworth, policy board member for adult care at Northumberland County Council, 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 be a barbecue running from 12.30pm for which there will be a small charge.