Bridport Youth and Community Centre
The Youth Centre has created raised beds, and the Youth Clubs grow their own vegetables which they could make into pizza toppings on site. The pizza oven can be used by the community. The Centre also runs holiday projects to provide lunches and activities for young people who could be in food deprivation.
Contact: email or telephone 01308 422 500.
An education programme by the Melplash Agricultural society to help young people to find out more about farming and to enthuse and inspire them to take up careers in agriculture Contact via website or telephone 01308 423337.
Discover Farming Classroom at Washingpool Farm
A dedicated classroom where school children can attend to find out first-hand where their food comes from. Where they can meet the farm animals, see the crops in the fields and enjoy the lovely fresh produce. There is an excellent selection of online home learning activities available for children to do during lockdown.
Dorset Forest School
The forest school ethos is to provide opportunities for children to achieve in the woodland environment, building their self-esteem and co-operation skills. They work with schools and community groups, and have a playgroup at Thorncombe.
Contact: email or telephone 07957 390087.
Edible Garden at St Mary’s Primary School
HOME in Bridport partners with Transition Town Bridport and Opera Circus to sustain and develop the Edible Garden to help the children and school, with their families to develop new skills around food shopping, cooking and growing. The project employs part time gardeners, with volunteers, to develop and oversee the garden, events, projects with the National Curriculum and other learning around horticulture, biodiversity and the importance of caring for health and well-being through local organic food. Edible Garden 2 is being discussed with Bridport Primary School. Contact: email.
Local Food Links
Since 2007 LFL has been making freshly prepared, healthy school meals and supporting local businesses. They have 3 hub kitchens supplying more than 50 schools across Dorset, including several in Bridport. LFL is not-for-profit and is a community-owned social enterprise. Telephone 01308 420269.