Image demonstrating Sleekburn’s summer open day

Sleekburn’s summer open day

Come along to Sleekburn Horticultural Training Unit’s open day on August 29th between 11am and 2pm to enjoy a sizzling BBQ, fresh organic vegetables and a live jazz band, ‘The Jazz Clams’. 
 
Visitors can pop in, enjoy a BBQ and live music and take a tour around the purpose built training facility including the several acres of vegetable and soft fruit patches, greenhouses, potting shed, secret gardens and the stable building and paddock which is home to the centre’s resident horses.
 
The  BBQ will be running from 12.00 for which there will be a charge of £5 per person. If you would like to take part in the BBQ, please book your place using the contact details below. 
 
Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, portfolio holder for Adult Well Being and Health, said: “Sleekburn Horticultural Training Unit 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. 
 
“We welcome everyone who can to come along and support the work at Sleekburn and encourage visitors to have a look around the site, see what we do here and perhaps make a purchase if possible.
 
“Produce on sale at the open day will be freshly picked that day and has been hand grown at Sleekburn throughout the spring and summer without the use of chemicals or pesticides. All money from the sales will be reinvested back into the service.”
 
Sleekburn Horticultural Training Unit can be found at West Sleekburn Farm, Bomarsund, Bedlington, NE22 7AD - just follow the brown sign to Sleekburn Kitchen Gardens. 
 
For more information or to book your barbecue please call 01670 530111 or email sleekburnhtu@northumberland.gov.uk.
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