In February 2020 we created our GROWING AN ORCHARD project, and joined with St Mary's school to organize a sponsored litter pick-up event to raise money for the orchard.
To this day the glut stall continues but now in front of St Swithuns Church, in the centre of town. Shops, farmers and local gardeners have and continue to contribute fresh fruits and vegetables to it.
Year fives joined the team to help make a 2 course meal and food 'bunting'.
In September 2021, Bridport Mayor Ian Bark, invited HOME IN BRIDPORT founder Robert Golden to speak to a group of Dorset mayors about what he and others are doing in Bridport to bring change. Robert delivered what was perhaps a surprising short speech suggesting that people live in history and those in leadership roles need to understand the debt they owe to history in taking responsibility now so that their children and grandchildren may not suffer from the global climate crisis. You can read the short speech here:
who have made this work possible over the years.
Ernest Hecht Charitable Trust
The National Lottery
Bridport Town Council
Kitson and Trotman
Rotary Club of Bridport
Ernest Cook Trust
Co-op Local Community Fund
The Minerva Learning Trust
Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The team partnership that delivers the Edible Garden Project is:
HOME IN BRIDPORT
TRANSITION TOWN BRIDPORT