HEREFORDSHIRE'S only American Football team, Hereford Stampede, recently swapped training gear for wellies to help at Eaton Barn, a horticulture social enterprise project run by local charity ECHO.

The project, just outside Leominster, is expanding thanks to help from Haygrove Ltd, who have also supported the football team. Recent work has included making the site fully accessible and offering community allotments, as well as preparing the kitchen garden to provide for the on-site farm shop opening in May.

"This has been a excellent piece of partnership working" said Cath Baker, Inclusion co-ordinator for ECHO. "We are really grateful to Haygrove and Hereford Stampede for helping build new compost bins and raised beds in time for the main growing season. The garden is a wonderful place to visit. We hope to welcome more groups and members of the public to see the work that is being done here."

Eaton Barn is a community garden situated just off the A44 at Stoke Prior, open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.