To commemorate the formation of the Dorchester Agricultural Society in 1840 an education fund has been set up. This restricted fund will “provide education for schoolchildren within the county of Dorset to gain knowledge in agriculture, horticulture and other rural enterprises”.
Discussions and brainstorming have shown that there are lots of places for schoolchildren to go to but schools do not have the funds to pay for the transport to get children out of the classroom and on to these farms, nurseries, food producers and processors.
Initially the fund will finance transport to and from a number of farms which will be dedicated to providing farm tours and it is the Society’s aim to top the fund up on a regular basis as well as raising funds via other activities.
The Society would be delighted if you would feel able to contribute to this fund. Donations can be made through the office.
Entries are coming in for The Spring Flower Show which is being held at the new location of Sunninghill School Hall this year. There are over 30 daffodil classes as well as classes for other flowers, pot plants, propagation, children’s classes and photography. Entry is free for viewing between 2pm and 4pm and there is plenty of parking space and Dorset Afternoon Teas and Cakes being served.
The Dorchester Agricultural Society is pleased to be allowing Weldmar Hospicecare Trust the use of the Members’ Marquee following the Show. Weldmar will be holding a ball on Saturday 10th September.
1st April 2016 10:33:00
Early bird tickets for this year's Dorset County Show go on sale this week at just £12 for adults.
Commercial, pedigree and rare breed sheep farmers will once again be battling it out at this year's Dorset County Show Flock Competition.