Being an Allotment Ambassador means being prepared to experiment with climate adaptive growing methods and produce, and to share your experience with and inspire others.
You might be prolonging the growing season, protecting the soil from extreme weather events or extended rainfall, or choosing to grow different – more resilient – produce in the face of milder winters and warmer summers.
We share what Ambassadors are doing via the Bridport Food Matters newsletters, and, when COVID permits, we arrange occasional ‘open allotments’ so that people can exchange ideas.
So far, Ambassadors are:
- Rachel Millson from the Symene Community Land Trust allotment
- Lin Scrannage from the Bridport Cohousing community plot at Flaxhayes
- Julie Penfold from the West Road allotments
- Mandy Rathbone from the Skilling allotments
- Eileen Haste from the Flaxhayes allotments
- Sarah Wilberforce from the Edible Garden at St Mary’s, with gardener Tia Perrella
- Ian Bark, Walditch Allotments
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a food security and climate change ‘Ambassador’ in every allotment in the Bridport area? Get in touch with Candida via our contact form if you’d be happy to join in.
Photo : Three of our Allotment Ambassadors: Rachel, Sarah and Lin