Food & Farming Discovery Trust

Food & Farming Discovery Trust 2018-11-15T14:49:57+00:00

The Food and Farming Discovery Trust was setup in 2017 to communicate and deliver food and farming education across Norfolk. The Trust is run by Tony Bellinger, who was a teacher and senior leader up to August 2017 with a passion for food and farming, including setting up a farm in the school grounds of his last school.

We believe that people of all ages should understand how food, farming and the countryside underpin our daily lives, including our health. We also value the need to help create a supply of exciting talent into the land-based industries. Food, farming and the countryside plays a vital role as a vehicle for learning in a range of subject areas.

The Food and Farming Discovery trust is in a unique position between industry and schools. We have experience in teaching and the land-based industries and we are independent from any organisation. The Trust is able to signpost and mediate between the two vital parts of food, farming and countryside education. We work to promote learning without walls.

To help us achieve all of our aims we work closely with a group of experts we call our Advisory Group, which consists of, LEAF Education, Farmers, Easton and Otley College, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, UEA, Holkham Estate, Teacher Scientist Network, SAW Trust, Norfolk Young Farmers and Youth STEMM Award.

As well as supporting other organisations we also run our own events focused on food and farming education such us, Loan a Lamb, Follow a Farmer, Science of Farming event, Food Farming and Countryside Challenge and Norfolk Schools Art Competition. More details of these events can be found on our website.

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