Schools and community groups are advised to act fast as the deadline to take part in a special Tour project is looming fast.

Fields of Vision will place large artworks in countryside alongside the second stage of the Tour de France Grand Depart route.

Its associated ‘mini fields’ of vision project gives schools and community groups a chance to adapt some of the techniques used by Worth Valley Young Farmers Club as they transfer the artists’ images from paper to pasture.

Club members have put together 50 packs, which contain everything groups will need to create their miniature artwork, including a turf tray, soil and two packs of seeds, which will grow in different shades of green.

They have also made a step-by-step instructional video – loaded on to You Tube – to show how to create grass artwork within the trays, which have been constructed by Alan Glenn, of the Sue Belcher Centre in Bracken Bank.

Once the schools have sown and grown the grass, the turf squares will be transplanted into galleries, either at the Sue Belcher Centre or at the viewing point at the Three Acres Inn, Cross Roads.

Sophie Ogden, of Worth Valley Young Farmers Club, said: “We have about 15 mini Fields of Vision packs left, and we’ll give them first come first served to any groups that are interested.

“However, they will need sowing by May 10 to be ready for galleries by the time of the Tour.”

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