SPRING has sprung – and things are certainly thriving for the team at Bridge Community Farms and Wellness Gardens in Ellesmere Port.

The charity, which works with unemployed people and those suffering from mental health conditions and life-long learning disabilities, is looking forward to a busy year ahead.

It follows their decision to take over a successful Cheshire Veg Box scheme run by The Natural Veg Men from Malpas.

Seasonal vegetable boxes are now available for delivery every Tuesday across West Cheshire, Chester and the Wirral.

Clair Johnson, Farm & Wellness manager said: “When people buy their vegetables from us they are not only supporting a great local charity and community farm, they are also supporting sustainable farming practices that protect wildlife, care for the soil and work in harmony with the nature around us.”

The charity’s main purpose is to provide a therapeutic environment for people suffering from a range of mental health conditions, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as those with mental and physical learning disabilities.

They also create permanent and sustainable jobs for long-term unemployed people by growing and selling fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs to the local community.

Contact: Tel. 01244 732 842