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Bridport Climate Forums Report

Bridport Climate Forum Event Report In-person forum Tuesday 23 November and online forum Wednesday 24 November 2021   1.   Background Over 40 representatives of organisations in Bridport attended two Bridport Climate Forums, held in-person and online in November...

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,...

Open Veg Gardens: a successful adventure!

Open Veg Gardens: a successful adventure!

Photo: Robert Golden On May 19, Bridport Food Matters ran an Open Veg and Fruit Gardens Afternoon. This was our first in-person event for over a year, and worked out well. Six locations had kindly volunteered as hosts, and we had about forty visitors. We had thanks...

Bridport’s flourishing food scene: 2030

1. Introduction During the pandemic, many of us have hoped to create a better future ahead, not just a return to the past. We need to create a positive vision together, and this thinks piece aims to help our Bridport community to evolve this for our food economy....

Meet your food grower: Lally and Tomas of Springtail Farm

Meet your food grower: Lally and Tomas of Springtail Farm

Photo by Justin Owen Lally and Tomas are among a group of several young growers agroecological farming in the vicinity of Bridport. “We strive to farm in a way that builds health in the soil, in the plants, and in our community.” “Our growing practices are considerate...

How to make my allotment more resilient

How to make my allotment more resilient

Photo: Pete Millson Rachel Millson, from Symene Allotments in West Road shares her thinking about increasing resilience through growing food: A couple of times a year the Simene river breaks its banks leaving my allotment submerged under a foot of water. Although the...

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