We have combined our love of growing fresh veggies with Charlie’s love of chatting to people and asking them questions and generally being out and about.

2 years ago, we kicked off ‘Maitland Urban Farm’. It was one of the best decisions that we have ever made. It gave our family, specifically, Charlie an opportunity to practice his social skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Charlies helps set up the stall and sells our veggies to the locals. He is able to ask them questions and build relationships with the people within our local community.

None of this would have been possible without the help of the team that run the Earth Market Maitland. They have welcomed us with open arms and have been so positive in their approach to the whole idea.

Charlie is now a regular seller at the market. He understands the process of setting up, selling the veggies then getting his very well deserved treat of sushi for lunch and the opportunity to cross at the lights of a pedestrian crossing. What a terrific day out for Charlie B.

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