Organic farm goes from strength to strength

OWNER Maggie Haynes
OWNER Maggie Haynes
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AN ORGANIC smallholding has been given a helping hand by staff at a large Chichester home store.

John Lewis at home donated 63 hours of staff time to help out with renovation work at Tuppenny Barn in Southbourne, near Emsworth.

The smallholding grows organic produce for the community and works with local schools to teach young people how organic food production works with the environment.

Staff spent the day at Tuppenny Barn, following the commitment made by the store last year to donate an hour of staff time for each gold medal won by Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Maggie Haynes, the owner of Tuppenny Barn, said: ‘We are thrilled with the result of the hard work put in by partner volunteers from John Lewis at home Chichester.

‘They’ve made a real difference in such a short space of time and we really appreciate their time and effort.’