Hands on things-to-do at double celebration

Farmer Nick at the Incredible Farm open day

Farmer Nick at the Incredible Farm open day

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Visitors were invited to join in a double celebration at the Incredible Farm, Walsden.

A special open day had been arranged to invite people to celebrate Incredible Farm founder Nick Green’s success in being named runner-up in the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards, winning £6,000 to help the farm’s work.

And it also marked the farm’s fifth birthday as it heads towards the winter season.

Around 60 people came along to try have a go at some hands-on activities and there was also information about how the Incredible Farm plans to use the money - this will range from increased bushcraft courses for budding Bear Grylls to muddy conferences and eco-training.

A spokesperson said: “There were a lot of new faces, people who haven’t been to the Incredible Farm before, to have a look around and see what we do.”

The farm still has work to do over the winter, with lots of salad growing and some events in the pipeline - see the Incredible Farm website at www.incrediblefarm.co.uk to find out what’s on.

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.

He 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, who thanked all who had voted for him, is able to engage with more people in the community and create a financially sustainable enterprise to teach life skills through activities and experiences.