Community events

As farmers we have a duty to look after our farmland and also within the wider community. Our community events will be posted here as well as links to get involved and join us!

Watercress talk for NCI Portland Bill

With an estimated 1000 shipwrecks over the centuries, the Dorset coast can be treacherous and nowhere more so than Portland due to the fast tides around the isle known as the “Portland race”

NCI Portland Bill is a National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout station on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England and run entirely by a staff of volunteers, every day of the year from 7am-7pm working shift of 4 hours.

We were delighted when they contacted us to give a talk on watercress following their monthly meeting. The talk, given by James, was extremely well received and it was great to support the members of such an important charity with some free watercress to add to their sandwiches whilst keeping watch!

Fancy joining the Portland team? More information can be found here

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Dorchester Big Spring Clean

Plastic Free Dorchester is a community project being led by the Eco Crew at Damers First School with support from Dorchester Town Council, Litter Free Dorset, Litter Free Coast MP Sir Oliver Letwin and local business including us!. The Eco Crew achieved ‘Plastic Free Schools’ status in May 2018 and are determined to see their town follow in their footsteps.This year’s event will focus on collecting and disposing of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

On Saturday 30th March Tom, Jason, James and Tom’s son George joined The Big Spring Clean collecting litter from our streets and verges. Team TWC concentrated on the Weymouth relief road heading into Dorchester and recovered 13 bags of rubbish over a relatively short stretch. Watch this space for further updates and how to join in our regular plastic collections.

Left to right; James Harper, Tom Amery and Jason Bushnell

Left to right; James Harper, Tom Amery and Jason Bushnell

What a load of rubbish!!! Just some of the waste collected by the Plastic Free Dorchester on Saturday.

What a load of rubbish!!! Just some of the waste collected by the Plastic Free Dorchester on Saturday.