Wow we were blessed again with a balmy afternoon at the orchard. Whilst we should have been huddled around the bonfire with our multitude of cakes and savouries, wisps of train breath escaping into the cool air – we were working in the sun, grafting in T-shirts attending to those last few jobs of the year before our little Bonfire night party.
EAT (Employment and Training) Pennines’ is a new food-based youth training academy focussed on supporting young people from East Lancashire and West Yorkshire aged 14-25 who are not in education, training or employment to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and progress into employment. The academy will operate as a social enterprise, reinvesting any profit to create more opportunities for young people. The academy will offer training in food-based vocational sectors including horticulture, catering and hospitality with a target of at least 60 young people trained by the business in the first 5 years.
Gardening and food lovers turned out in their thousands for the UK’s first ever national event for grow your own fruit and vegetables, The Edible Garden Show.
Crowds were queuing to get in before the doors opened on Saturday and Sunday following the launch day described as an “amazing success” by Jim Paice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food.