Blog of FGF activities in 2017

FGF2 Jan triple

Food Glorious Food: at school, at home and in the community

Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund) project, to run January – July 2017 

Here at Devon Development Education, our exciting food-based learning project, Food Glorious Food, is underway for the second time.

Here’s a little about the history of Food Glorious Food so far.

Last year, we piloted a similar Food Glorious Food project in schools, followed by a small intergenerational project called Tasty Conversations.

FGF2 Feb doubleWhat are we doing now?

This year, after securing Big Lottery funding, we are delighted to announce that we are working with several new primary schools: Countess Wear, Wynstream and Newtown!

FGF2 Apr blog

April has been a busy month for Food Glorious Food.

We visited Countess Wear Community School, to run an in-school Fairtrade workshop in their lovely outdoor learning site, the Treehouse. The children learnt about the principles of Fairtrade, and a little the processes of cocoa production – with some chocolate tasting and creative writing opportunities along the way. We were very impressed and touched by the heartfelt way the children engaged with the concept of fairness, both in their home contexts and in other parts of the world.

Food Glorious Food is a 6 month food-based community project funded by Awards for All (the Big Lottery Fund). The project is delivered by Devon Development Education and will run from January to July 2017. The project will create food groups, through which communities will share time, food, skills and activities, learning and growing together.

FGF2 Mar blog 1

Gardening skills training for group leaders

Next up was our gardening training session, facilitated by Melissa Harvey, a horticultural expert from Devon Community Composting Network. This workshop equipped group leaders with gardening skills, teaching them what to grow, when to grow and how to maintain their green spaces. As the group leaders would relay their skills back to work in their schools, the main focus of the session was how to develop gardens with children.