DISCOVER more about where your food comes from at an open day at Stirley Farm, Castle Hill.
The community eco-farm (inset) opens its gates to the public tomorrow, from 1 – 4pm.
The farm, managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, hosts the event as part of the national Open Farm Sunday scheme this weekend.
The Stirley Farm event aims to show people how food is grown and how it can be produced sustainably.
The day, organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and Stirley Farm, includes hourly tours at quarter past the hour and crafts and games.
Brian Lavelle, Stirley Community Farm project manager, said: “There is a lot to celebrate at Stirley Community Farm. After two-and-a-half years the project is really beginning to take shape. Our herd of beef shorthorn cattle is expanding, with seven new calves already this year and more on the way.
“Our wildflower meadows are beginning to bloom, providing a wonderful habitat for farmland wildlife.
“In addition our fantastic Passivhaus education centre, the Cre8 Barn, is close to completion and will enable us to host school and community events so that people can learn about farming sustainably, in harmony with nature.
“There will be lots to see, do and learn at Stirley Community Farm during the Open Farm Sunday.”
For information visit: www.ywt.org.uk/stirley-community-farm.