Bakers are needed to help teach local school pupils how to grow and make their own bread, as part of a scheme organised by The Real Bread Campaign.
Bake Your Lawn, which aims to educate children on bread by encouraging them to grow their own small plot of organic wheat, is looking for British bakers to show all the steps to making a loaf, including sowing, growing, milling and baking.
The project will launch next Monday (23 January) at Horsley Primary School in Gloucestershire, with the help of campaign ambassador Tom Herbert, a fifth-generation baker and co-star of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers.
Herbert said: “I’m really excited to help show kids at my local school how easy it is to make lush loaves of Real Bread. This is where the natural magic begins and gives real meaning to the saying ‘dig in!’”
The Real Bread Campaign will be selling 100g packets of organic wheat seeds online, with a free ‘Grow it, mill it, bake it, eat it’ guide available to download from www.realbreadcampaign.org, targeted at teachers and community youth group leaders.
Martin Fry, head teacher at Horsley Primary School, said: “Bake Your Lawn is a great scheme for all schools. It gives pupils an understanding of how real bread is made by taking them on an inspirational journey through the whole process from seed to sandwich.”
The Real Bread Campaign, funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food programme and The Sheepdrove Trust, forms part of food and farming charity Sustain. It looks to encourage people to eat more local loaves baked without the use of artificial additives or hidden processing aids.