Welcome to the Food School, Chippenham. Food School is a pilot project for teenagers living in Chippenham. The aim of Food School is to:
- tackle food waste
- raise awareness of environmental issues relating to food (ie the carbon, chemical and water footprint of our food choices)
- highlight social issues such as food and nutritional poverty and ‘holiday hunger’
- gain basic skills in growing some soft fruits, veg and herbs on an allotment; and
- gain basic skills in meal preparation and cooking some simple, nutritious and good value meals.
The provisional dates for Food School are a weekend in Autumn (exact dates to be confirmed – subject to lockdown restrictions easing). Location also to be confirmed but likely to be central Chippenham, in addition to an allotment site on the western side of the town.
Food School may be of interest to young people completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme(s) and/or young people with an interest in the food industry or in social or environmental work.
Food School is brought to you by MAD about Waste, which is an environmental community group launched in 2017. MAD about Waste’s primary focus is tackling waste at household level, including food waste.
Food School is part-funded by Chippenham Community Area Local Youth Network.