Green corridor were invited by HAL to celebrate World Food Day on 16th October by showcasing the work of our young people digging, planting and growing local produce at our centre near Terminal 5.
We came laden with leeks, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, turnips, swedes, pumpkins and potatoes to give away to employees.
It was also a great opportunity for our young people to experience dealing with customers first-hand in a supportive environment and explaining the skills they had developed in horticulture and conversation during their learning journey with us.
Alongside mint and basil plants we had also pre-made 100 x small jars of homemade pasta sauce from a range of tomato varieties grown in our polytunnel over the summer which we were told tasted “simply divine”.
The day was a big success and also raised over £100 in donations that we will put towards buying more seeds for propagation next Spring.
As a result we have been invited back to the Link Bridge on November 17th to support the HAL Christmas Fayre.
Between now and then our young people will be busy making homemade robin boxes, bee hotels and holly sprays in the barn at our Learning & Development Centre to raise more funding to support our work.
Every £10 raised pays for a hours’ valuable tuition for each of our young people with special educational needs and learning differences.
We hope to make at least 50 items for sale at £10 each so do watch this space to see if we can hit our £500 target at the Christmas Fayre!