YOUNG adults from a care group spruced up the allotment at sustainable farm shop and bistro Roaming Roosters, in Higham.

Pendle Support and Care, which supports young adults with learning difficulties and autism, pitched in to help their neighbours as the winter conditions set in.

The aim is for the group to grow and nurture the produce which will then be sold in the farm shop and bistro or used in the group’s cooking classes.

Shaun Windle, who has worked with Pendle Support and Care for three years, said: “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to work with such a well-established and respected local business.

“The project aims to help Roaming Roosters, but also, it really gives our guys a sense of achievement and purpose. The project is open to others, so anyone wanting to get involved is more than welcome.”

The group is involved with other projects such as a dance class, a cook and take-home project and other general activities.

Member of the group AJ, who loves gardening, said: “I’ve worked on other outdoor gardening projects and this is something I really enjoy. . .until it gets too cold!”

Springwood Nursery, in Burnley, provided free planting for the scheme, so the group is busy planting autumn bedding, onions and garlics.

Roaming Roosters is striving to promote British produce and grass-fed farming methods.

Co-owner of Roaming Roosters Simon Mellin said: “As a local business, we are always more than happy to work in partnership with other companies in the community.

“We’re excited to work with Pendle Support and Care on such a worthwhile project.”