Students from Colne Valley High School are set to help the National Trust in Marsden at its famous spring fair on Sunday (May 17)
The students have been invited to run an “edible” plant stall at the fair.
They are studying for a qualification in environment and sustainability – designed and taught by Colne Valley local food education project Edibles.
Course leader Rosie Lonnon said: “We’ve been learning about the importance of local food in the creation of sustainable places. Students will now have an opportunity to make a real contribution by selling vegetable seedlings and fruit and herb plants that they have grown. People love having fresh vegetables in their back yard and buying seedlings makes it easy.”
The stall will sell a range of vegetables that thrive in the north of England, including beans, courgettes, cucumbers, tomatoes, rosemary, chard and broccoli.
Alyssa Young, community engagement ranger with the National Trust, said: “It will be great to work with Colne Valley High School again. Last year, the students’ stall was really popular and we are pleased they are able to join us this year. The vegetables will complement all our other stalls and activities that will support the work of the National Trust at Marsden Moor.”
The spring fair will feature a sale of garden plants with the proceeds helping support the National Trust work at Marsden Moor. The plants are grown at Marsden Moor by volunteers who will be on hand to give gardening advice.
This year also sees the return of Moorland Falconry with a display of birds of prey. There will also be refreshments, local produce stalls, a second hand book stall and children’s activities.
The spring fair will run from 10am to 3pm at the Old Goods Yard in Marsden. Entry is free and parking is available on site. For more information contact the National Trust Marsden Moor Estate on 01484 847016, or e-mail email@example.com