Boost for horticulture project near Honiton

PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:30 26 April 2013

A horticulture project near Honiton is celebrating after receing a grant boost.

A horticulture project near Honiton is celebrating after receing a grant boost.

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Funding helps provide new facilities.

A horticulture project near Honiton has received a grant boost to improve its facilities.

The project at Barnfield Farm, Lupitt, which is run by Robert Owen Communities (ROC), received grants from the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership’s Sustainable Development Fund and Devon County Council’s Investing in Devon fund.

The grant has meant thast a rest room and compost toilet can be constructed.

The horticulture project helps local people with learning disabilities and allows participants to take part in activities including the cultivation of vegetables and growing their own vegetables.

The horticulture project coordinator Chris Barron said; “The new room will make a real difference to the people we support here and ensure the activity continues to be something that people will enjoy attending for years to come”.

Simon Tickner, the manager at Barnfield Farm, added; “Over five years, the project has gradually developed into a really positive activity for the people who attend and we are delighted to have improved facilities so more people can come and benefit from the experience of working and learning here.

“The support of the Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership and Devon County Council have been invaluable in this respect.”

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