A HOUSING developer has donated a wormery to a community farm for children to use during its Get Grubby kids' club.

Miller Homes donated the wormery to Burnley-based Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, which will allow the farm to rapidly compost its kitchen waste and produce its own organic fertiliser for use in its crop production scheme.

The food that it produces is given to local food banks to be distributed to those facing food poverty, demand for which is increasing due to the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Pennine Lancashire Community Farm operates in purpose-built sites around Burnley, Pendle and Nelson and runs several community outreach and employment projects.

Its Growing into Employment scheme offers opportunities for people at risk of isolation to develop their skills, gain confidence, meet others and get involved in gardening, landscaping and construction tasks.

Business manager for the farm, Tom Wilkinson, said: “We were delighted when Miller Homes reached out to us with the offer to provide some things we need on our wish list.

"The wormery will be enjoyed by the children in our club – and the worms, of course.”

Miller Homes’ sales director for the North West, Clare Noakes, added: “At Miller Homes, we are always committed to assisting the running of invaluable local services such as the Pennine Lancashire Community Farm.

"The work it does to help and support the local community is outstanding and an organisation that we are more than happy to help.”