Nick banks £6,000 for Incredible Farm

Farmer Nick with, left, BBC television presenter Nick Owen, who presented the awards, and Damian Leeson, director of responsible business at Lloyds Banking Group, right. Picture: Matthew Walder

Farmer Nick with, left, BBC television presenter Nick Owen, who presented the awards, and Damian Leeson, director of responsible business at Lloyds Banking Group, right. Picture: Matthew Walder

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To celebrate snaffling £6,000 in prize money from Lloyds bank, the Incredible Edible Farm wants to invite everyone to its very muddy open day this weekend.

Dungaree-donning winner Nick Green, founder of Incredible Farm wants to share his success in being named as runner-up in the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.

Farmer Nick, who set up the farm in 2012, said: “This lovely lolly will benefit all those who are mad about getting muddy and I want to thank everyone who made this one possible. It gives me a special smile to be given cash back from the bankers!”

The open day, from noon to 3pm on Sunday, November 22, will have an array of fun hands-on activities for all those who want to unleash their inner farmer. There will also be lots of information about how the Incredible Farm plans to use the money, from increased bushcraft courses for budding Bear Grylls to muddy conferences and eco-training.

Nick was named runner-up in the public vote from a shortlist of five finalists for the programme, run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs with support from the Big Lottery Fund.

Nick established Incredible Farm, off Deanroyd Road, Walsden, to raise awareness about growing food in small suburban areas and teach young people about healthy eating, small scale farming and the environment. Through creating Incredible Farm, Nick is able to engage with more people in the community and create a financially sustainable enterprise to teach life skills through activities and experiences.

Alastair Wilson, CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, said: “It has been fantastic to see Nick’s project develop. I am thrilled that he has been named runner-up.”