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 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. This support has changed, but the Waste Education Team still provide educational activities for schools. Visit their website to find out more.

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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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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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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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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 8 years delivering the waste education program to school children across Devon.

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