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Three-year-old Ava helping Sheringham High School horticulture instructor Carol Lennox water the plants in the Patch polytunnel on a visit by local toddler groups to the smallholding project last year. Photo: Karen Bethell
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A community smallholding is holding an open day to celebrate how the site has developed.
The Open Gate event at The Patch, on the Sheringham High School and Sheringham Woodfields School site, Holt Road, will happen on Saturday December 14 between 10am-1pm.
Besides an assortment of vegetable plots, flower gardens and polytunnels, The Patch looks after a flock of 25 hens, a mixture of ex-battery rescues and old breeds.
Matthew Smith, director of The Patch and business manager of Sheringham Woodfields School, said: “Pupils from the schools in Sheringham have a particularly strong connection with the project, spending time there learning what is involved in food production and caring for livestock. We appreciate help from anyone who wishes to play a part in its upkeep and look forward to welcoming members of the community to our Open Gate event. Those people who haven’t visited The Patch before should be prepared to be amazed.”
For further details call 01263 820520.