If you’re looking for ideas for a day out tomorrow (Saturday, May 13) or thinking about buying new plants for your garden, Pennyhooks Autism Care Farm might be the perfect destination.
The farm is holding a fundraising Plant Sale, selling a wide range of plants grown by students with autism spectrum conditions, who train in a range of skills at the farm, near Shrivenham in Oxfordshire.
About 60 children and young people visit the farm every week to take part in accredited work-based training, with courses covering everything from farming and woodworking skills to cooking and cleaning.
The plant sale runs from 11am to 1pm and visitors will also have the chance to see some of the animals on the organic farm, including goats, donkeys, hens and pigs, and the cows and calves from the beef herd.
Tea, coffee and cakes will also be on sale at the event and visitors will be able to find out more about the work of the Pennyhooks Farm Trust, which runs the project in conjunction with the Otter family, who have worked the farm for more than 60 years. Owner Lydia Otter is an experienced special needs teacher.
Click here for a map showing the location of Pennyhooks Farm.
Click here for more information about Pennyhooks Farm and the training it provides for children and young people with autism.
Picture courtesy of Pennyhooks Farm