AN eco-friendly gathering space in the heart of South Somerset orchard country is teaming up with some new friends to raise funds in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust.

On Sunday, July 10 The PigPen is holding a fundraising open day in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust.

The PigPen is already known for its’s ‘Friday Feasts’ which take place in the beautiful garden of Kath and Trevor Jones at their home in Over Stratton.

This month, Kath and Trevor will be working with Somerset Wildlife Trust, Take Art, and the Somerset Food Trail Festival to hold some new daytime events. Visitors can enjoy tea and home-make cake in The PigPen’s wildlife-friendly garden featuring herbaceous borders and vegetable beds.

There will also be plants for sale, wildlife talks, and kids’ activities. Drop-in, 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.

On Sunday, July 17 families are invited to ‘The PigletPen Picnic’ for an afternoon of food and family fun.

There will be a participatory arts workshop, theatre and music along with a freshly-made, locally-sourced picnic.

Watch Tor Theatre’s family show ‘The Rumtale of the Moonfleet Diamond’ and listen to music from local band Oconee Bell.

The event is part of the ‘Cultivate’ project from Take Art which aims to bring local food, arts, and people together. Booking via, noon to 3pm. From the 15 to 24 of July venues across the county are opening their doors for the Somerset Food Trail Festival.

The festival is a celebration of sustainable food and farming. Visitors to The PigPen ‘Friday Feasts’ can enjoy a range of locally-sourced produce including veg grown in Kath and Trevor’s own garden.

The next ‘Friday Feasts’ take place on 22 July and 26 August (advance booking essential.) Kath said: “We’re delighted to be working with some fantastic local organisations who are making a positive difference in our communities. We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible and source most ingredients locally.

“We love welcoming people to The PigPen and look forward to meeting some new faces this summer.”

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