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What's On?

Dorset Climate Action Network

DCAN's newsletter is a great compilation of news around Dorset, national and international events. Download it here.
The next meeting is on 28th April - further details to come/

The Future of Food and Farming

28 April 8.00 - 9.30 pm Free, book on Eventbrite

Ellen Simon from Tamarisk Farm, Liz Bowles Associate Director of the Soil Association, Philip Colfox of Symondsbury Estate, and Robert Golden, film maker who directed This Good Earth. Biodiversity, food, animal welfare standards, the soil and Climate Emergency, the evening is an opportunity for questions, discussions and observations on one of the most important issues facing us - the future of our food and farming in a climate emergency and an increasingly unequal society. If you haven't seen This Good Earth it, see if it you can before the evening.

Read Rob Hopkins' glowing review of the film on Transition Network here

The film is now available for streaming. See the website for details.

 


 

Open Veg and Fruit Gardens

Wednesday 19th May 2.00 - 4.00 p.m (new Date)

See the Bridport Food Matters website for updates.

Seeding our Future and Transition Town Bridport will be hosting ‘Open Veg and Fruit Gardens’- to celebrate being able to meet outside to exchange information about what some food growers in Bridport are doing to adapt to climate change.

There will be an opportunity for you to visit any of four Bridport venues to talk to the gardeners about the methods and crops they are using to help adapt to climate change, and to share experience and ideas you might have.
Details of the gardens and open, and booking can be made on Eventbrite with this link.

This event was originally planned for Wednesday 17th March but has been postponed at the request of Bridport Town Council, so as to be fully compliant with Covid regulations.




Community Food Stall

This opens every week at St Swithin' church car park on Thursday from

9.30-1.00. The stall is run by the Bridport Local Food Group and the Fridge. Food near its best before date, home cooked food donated by individuals, pubs, shops and restaurants is available for free. Several supermarkets are overstocked and they have donated generously. Other food outlets - Red Brick Cafe, Ropemakers, Taj Mahal restaurant and the Green Yard have all provided cooked food, and Normans, and Rawles butchers and Leakers bakers have donated regularly It's all free, contributions are welcome to pay for ingredients.



Energy Local Bridport

DCE has been working with the owner of Salwayash wind turbine and Octopus energy to sell electricity to Bridport homes at 9½p per unit. They have no announced an expansion of this scheme to sell electricity from a solar farm, and perhaps rooftop PV panels to local households. DCE has launched a consultation to assist with a new project to add 250kW of ground-mounted solar PV so we can supply more households and possibly local businesses. For details, please follow this link. This local energy club will be the first of its kind in England, and will encourage local renewable energy by getting a return on investment, and community involvement in its benefits.

Please respond to a very short Community Consultation Survey by following the link here.
 



Community Energy South presents

Free Masterclass - Making Local Action on Climate Change Happen! - South Downs National Park

28 April 10.00-1.00

With talk of a possible Dorset National Park this might be of interest to some of our members. Details here



 
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