To celebrate snaffling £6,000 in prize money from Lloyds bank, the Incredible Edible Farm invited everyone to its very muddy open day.
Dungary donning, winner Nick Green, founder Incredible Farm, shared his success in being named as runner-up in the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.
Farmer Nick, who set up the Farm in 2012, said: “This lovely lolly will benefit all those who are mad about getting muddy and I want to thank everyone who made this one possible. It gives me a special smile to be given cash back from the bankers!.”
The open day on Sunday, 22nd November, had array of fun hands-on activities for all those who wanted to unleash their inner farmer. There was also lots of information about how the Incredible Farm plans to use the money, from increased bushcraft courses for budding Bear Grylls to muddy conferences and eco-training.
Nick was named as runner-up in the public vote from a shortlist of five finalists, from the 2014/15 Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, which is run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs with support from the Big Lottery Fund.
Nick established Incredible Farm, off Deanroyd Road, Walsden, to raise awareness about growing food in small suburban areas and teach young people about the healthy eating, small scale farming and the environment. Through creating Incredible Farm, Nick is able to engage with more people in the community and create a financially sustainable enterprise to teach life skills through engaging activities and experiences.
Alastair Wilson, CEO of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, said:
“It has been fantastic to see Nick’s project develop and I am thrilled that he has been named runner-up in the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015. All of this year’s finalists have worked incredibly hard to get this far and continue to provide tangible benefits in the communities they serve.”