Residents in Bridport are being offered the chance to learn how to grow their own food.

The Bridport Community Allotment is offering free weekly teaching on people can grow their own foods at home.

Growing food is becoming more popular due to the cost of food increasing in recent years.

The courses will be offered to anyone who has a interest in growing food, whether that be at an allotment, in their own garden, or even in containers at home.

The team at the community allotment will teach the skills required at each stage of the growing season. 

The community allotment co-ordinator, Steve Meek, said: "Everyone is welcome. We will start with the basics, such as compost and watering,  and guide you through everything you need to know - you will get your hands dirty.

He added: "Mid February is a good time to get started by sowing things like salad leaves, spinach, beetroot, peas and spring cabbage under cover.

"Then, during March, we will show you how to sow and grow broad beans, fennel, tomatoes and lots more.

"We will also tell you the things the seed packets don’t tell you, with tips from the accumulated wisdom of our highly experienced team."

Sessions start on Thursday, February 22 at 1pm, continuing every Thursday, on the Bridport Community Allotment, next to the Community Orchard behind St Mary’s Church, South Street, Bridport.

Although the lessons are free, people will need to register interest by emailing the team at or by leaving a message on their Facebook page, 'Bridport community allotment’.