A charity is celebrating three years of success in its Food for Thought project.

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning has been giving people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities or those who are recovering from mental illness gardening opportunities.

The 54-acre site gives people the room to help produce vegetables for sale

Claire Gilmore, fundraising co-ordinator, said: “They not only learn to grow plants, vegetables and herbs, sell their produce in our farm shop, they grow in confidence, self-esteem, independence, resilience, build good health and a positive mental wellbeing.”

The charity recently received a large grant to deliver programmes with young people, as well as West Essex trusts and foundations.

The Manor Road centre will celebrate its third anniversary on March 11.