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AGM & Talk

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

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.

Next Events

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

Free to all members or a suggested donation of £3.

Special Branch

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.