Sunday 25th March 11am, BHOGG Plot at the Weald allotments
Some very brave souls came up to the allotment last Sunday- amazing.
This Sunday should be very different and good allotmenteering weather.
We are planning to do some communal gardening first of all from 11 am and then to share some food together by 12- 30, giving us a chance to socialise and get to know each other. Spring is one of the busiest times of the year anticipating the season ahead so we will need to do some serious gardening first.
For the picnic we hope to bring along something hot ( eg past or soup) for all to share, but please bring along something for yourself and others to share. We have more than enough plates, cutlery, mugs etc. though you may want to bring a hot flask as there are only two gas rings.
AGM & Talk: Growing, Gluts & Generosity
NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: Thursday 22nd February, 7.30pm at the Phoenix Community Centre.
Ever wondered what to do about a glut of fruit or vegetables from your plot? Are you concerned about the growing problem of food waste while people still go hungry?
FareShare Sussex is a Brighton-based charity working across the county to connect food that would normally go to waste with the people that need it. Learn more about how FareShare works, and find out ways you can help to reduce food waste while helping provide healthy food to those who need it.
Our speaker Kate Harrison is a BHOGG member and has gardened on the Weald allotment for 17 years. She is a member of the FareShare Sussex steering committee and is passionate about reducing food waste and helping more people eat healthy and nutritious food.
Come for the AGM, stay for the talk!
Fungal Forage in the Forest: An autumn foraging workshop with Vera Zakharov
Sun Oct 15th 12-3 Stanmer Park
We will wander with Vera in the woods. She will show us which fungi are ok to pick, and which are not. Whether they are poisonous or whether they are part of a fragile ecological web needing to be conserved, not disturbed.
Meet at Stamner house. Wear study shoes bring a mac and picnic.
Spring in Your Heels: City Gardening
Saturday April 16th 2-4pm @ Phoenix community centre garden. TBC.
The practical sequel to our highly successful Spring Is In The Air: Organic Sowing & Growing presentation which was held on the 5th April.
How to sow and grow vegetables and flowers with Ruth Urbanowicz (our own RHS qualified gardening expert). We continue with the basics of sowing, pricking out and potting on, hardening off and planting out.
Take home a baby tomato plant and some flower seeds to put that new found knowledge to use!
To be held in the newly refurbished courtyard garden at Phoenix Community Centre (to be confirmed and weather permitting).
For more details or to confirm your place please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free to all members or a suggested donation of £3.
Our friends at Special branch in Stanmer are again able to offer half price trees at 50p each, from January to April. The Trees available this year are Dogwood, Guelder Rose, and Wayfaring trees. These plants would provide the backbone for an excellent wildlife hedge. 20+ box plants(90cm+) for sale at £3 per plant. Great for a windbreak.
Special Branch are a not-for-profit organisation, run entirely by voluntary workers, guaranteeing local origin for all their plants.