The following organisations are driving the partnership forward through regular meetings and on going communication to ensure quality of provision, maintaining direct industry links and providing services that schools are asking for.

Devon Community Composting Network

Devon Community Composting Network (DCCN) has been going since 1995 funded by Devon Local Authoritites helping set up community projects in Devon and is now involved primarily with helping schools to compost food waste. DCCN has produced a number of publications about composting, including the Composting in School Special. As a free resource for schools we can give assemblies or work with classes on a range of activities, with our partners Resource Futures we can assess the results of a waste audit and plan an effective cost saving food waste composting system for your school.

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Devon County Council

Devon County Council – Waste Education Team (DCC) In 2009 DCC obtained funding to work with 80 schools on the Composting in Schools project.  The schools were provided with free composting equipment and on-going support in the form of assemblies, workshops and staff training.

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The Devon Gardens Trust

The Devon Gardens Trust was formed in 1988 to protect, preserve and enhance designed landscapes – including gardens, private and public parkland and cemeteries in Devon.  As the Trust developed, interest in education became one of its chief activities.  Initially lectures and study days were provided but soon a committee was formed to help schools to develop and enhance their grounds.

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Embercombe Education

Inspiring young people to embark on a journey of learning that enables them to thrive in school, at home and in their community. Our commitment is to develop the whole person, stimulating the head, heart and hands; stretching the imagination, exploring the senses and challenging what is possible.

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The Food for Life Partnership

The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is a member of the Botanic Gardens Education Network and has a Growing Schools Garden award for their Early Years ‘Sunshine Garden’.  The Zoo has a purpose-built Education Centre with 80 acres of Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens with plants and animals from across the world.

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Ashburton School of Husbandry

Ashburton School of Husbandry is a family partnership belonging to Jonty and Carole Williams, situated on a beautiful hill-top just south of Dartmoor. The project exists to be a centre of teaching and learning about husbandry – the art of land-to-people relationships. We host educational visits from secondary and primary schools, from colleges and catering schools, and from universities.

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Farms for City Children

Farms for City Children was founded in 1976 by Clare and Michael Morpurgo. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world. We have three working farms – Nethercott House in Devon, Wick Court in Gloucestershire, and Lower Treginnis in Pembrokeshire – where we welcome around 3,000 children and 400 teachers every year.

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Trill Farm & Trust

Trill Trust is based on Trill farm, a working organic farm of 300 acres in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trust is an education charity that aims to provide experiential learning opportunities that promote health, wellbeing and re-connection with the natural environment. Taking advantage of the farm businesses of livestock, vegetable growing and cookery, the Trust works with local schools, youth groups and health charities to teach children and adults how the land is managed for nature conservation and food production, how what we grow and rear can be turned in to healthy and nutritious meals and respect for the natural environment and wildlife.

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Fun Kitchen

Fun Kitchen delivers, fun, engaging, educational, cookery workshops. We provide multi-award winning cookery classes run by food teachers for schools, community groups, food shows and festivals and have been Highly Commended for The Best Small Cookery School 2014 at the British Cookery School Awards. We believe in access to fun food education for all, giving children the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy making their own great tasting food. We will bring everything along all the ovens, hobs, and all cookery equipment required, together with all the ingredients, chefs hats, aprons etc.

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Village Farm

Village Farm is a long-term project who’s goal is to take a windswept, misused neglected, coastal farm and turn it into an abundant rich landscape that produces nourishing, healthy, high welfare food with 100% traceability while simultaneously becoming a haven for wildlife. Starting 2016, we aim to offer practical hands-on farm visits that facilitate a deeper knowledge and understanding of where our food comes from, its seasonality and how its grown, reared and processed. Our ‘farming with nature’ ethos is underpinned by the study of agro-ecological systems as key drivers to our own health, wellbeing and happiness, and that of the world around us.“

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Devon Development Education

Devon Development Education links with rural primary schools in Uganda around organic food growing. Visits by Ugandan small scale farmers, funded projects, e.g. Global School Gardens with 8 primary schools in 2012 and ‘Where does our food come from’ with another 8, just starting Oct 2013.

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Resource Futures

Resource Futures is an employee-owned, ethically driven company which works on sustainable waste management and resource efficiency projects.  Resource Futures has worked with Devon County Council for the past 5 years delivering the waste education program to school children across Devon.

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