Simple Steps: practical local responses to climate change

It is easy to feel that climate change is such a large problem that our actions won’t count. In fact, facing this crisis depends on actions we can all take, as well as responses from governments.

Meet Gardening Teacher 'Tia' Perrella

Tia talks about what drew her to teaching organic gardening to young people in primary schools in Bridport, what gardens can teach us, and her hopes for the town

Volunteer with us

If you would like to get involved with matters relating to Bridport Food, such as becoming an Allotment Ambassador, supporting the food glut and surplus stall projects, or volunteering with community initiatives and Bridport Food Matters partners, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome

This website aims to provide you with information on all aspects of food matters in Bridport: just scan through the sections below and follow the links.

Bridport has a vibrant food economy, with brilliant producers, retailers and caterers, but there’s a lot we can do to increase food security locally, and reduce the impacts of climate change, shrinking budgets and more. Please share your views via the Facebook Page, participate in events, and sign up for our newsletters.

Suppliers & Retailers

This section includes a listing of local Food and Drink Businesses offering Eat In, Collection and Delivery Services, and the 2019 Bridport Food Festival Food and Drink Guide, both compiled by Bridport Local Food Group.

Food Access Help

The pandemic means that more households find it hard to afford the food they need. Bridport Local Food Group has published a list of the local food access initiatives, including when they are open and how to contact them. 

Climate Adaptation

There are many ways we can improve local food security in the face of potential supply shortages and price rises arising from climate change. On this website you’ll find suggestions/ useful information for these groups:

Overview: more on the big picture, and ideas for a Local Food Hub.
Consumers: benefits of local buying and reviewing your diet.
Home Growers: crops and growing methods to adapt to new weather patterns.
Producers: Climate adaptation for horticultural and arable producers.
New Producers: assisting access to land, seed capital and markets.

Local Resources

There’s lots of information on this site to help you find relevant local organisations, things you can get involved in, help and advice, and information. Here are the main sections:

Community Initiatives: relevant to some aspect of local food matters.
Growing You Own: local schemes that you can participate in.
Healthy Eating: websites, info and recipes on healthy, affordable food using local produce where possible.
Young people: activities with schools and for young people.
Support Groups: for a range of issues and needs.

News & Events

News stories and forthcoming events relating to the local food scene. You can also read event reports, sign up to our newsletter and find links to previous newsletters.

Blogs and pics

Plenty of stories and images from our dynamic local food scene! 

About

This website is a joint initiative by Bridport Local Food Group and Seeding our Future: to learn more about these organisations and what they do, click here.

Newsletters, Links

Find links for further information on topics like national food matters. 

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Recent Blogs

Meet community food educator, Rachel Millson

Meet community food educator, Rachel Millson

What was your journey to growing and being involved in food? The spark of a desire to grow my own food was ignited by the inexplicable excitement of walks around the allotments next to the infant school I attended. The school was very nature-based in those days. Also,...

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Get in touch if you would like to suggest an addition (or alteration) to any of the listings on this website, or if you would like to Get Involved with matters relating to Bridport Food. For example, you could become an Allotment Ambassador, support the food glut and surplus stall projects, or volunteer with the Community Initiatives and Bridport Food Matters partners.

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