A Bury St Edmunds charity will officially launch an educational farm during a free open day on Sunday, August 30.
The Crack On Foundation has set up the Field of Dreams initiative on land, off Beyton Road, in Thurston (IP31 3RE) to act as a training site and educational resource for disadvantaged young people and adults who will be able to grow produce and look after animals.
Mark Byford, CEO of Crack On, says the project also aims to provide young people with practical outdoor work experience and gives those who are potentially isolated the chance to mix with others, which inturn boosts their confidence.
During the open day, from 10am to 4pm, visitors will have the chance to meet and feed the farm’s animals, enjoy a variety of stalls and bouncy castles and sit on tractors.
The charity already provides work opportunities through its shops in the area including in Brentgovel Street, Bury and a warehouse facility, in Thetford. They are currently fund-raising to create a borehole to provide running water at the site. Visit www.justgiving.com/Mark-Byford1