East Farleigh Gardening Club Events 2012
Spring Meeting - Wednesday 25th April 2012
WI Hall 7.30 for 7.45pm start
Laurie Manser will talk about his 'Memories of life as a Garden Boy from 1948'
- Refreshments will be served after the talk
- Gardening Themed Raffle
Entrance £2 Allotment and Gardening Club members £3 non-members
Further details from Sue on 01622 726164
Gardening Club Past Events 2011
Unfortunately due to prolonged ill health, the organiser of the Gardening Club has been unable to plan any events over the summer period and the 2011 Produce Show which was scheduled to take place at the end of August 2011 had to be cancelled.
Hopefully it will be possible to organise events for 2012!
Gardening Club Autumn Meeting - Thursday 24th November 2011
Church Hall 7.30 for 7.45pm start
Dennis Worcester from Burham will give a talk on 'Walking Sticks'! This may sound a curious subject, but rumour has it that he is a very entertaining speaker.
He started making sticks about eight years ago, and now sells them at various country fairs. He will tell us something of the history of this very familiar and useful object which we still use even in the 21st Century. His talk also covers the making of walking sticks from the collecting of the wood, to the carving and finishing. It may not be strictly connected with gardening but seems an appropriate country pursuit for us to learn about and may encourage the more creative among us to take up a new hobby!
Entry £2 Allotment and Gardening Club members £3 non-members
Refreshments and Christmas Raffle
Stall at the Village Fete - Saturday 2nd July 2011
East Farleigh Gardening Club joined forces with the John Bunyan Leaver Charity Allotments to run a stall at East Farleigh village fete.
We sold surplus vegetables and plants and had a very successful afternoon raising £53 which will be shared between the two organisations.
Wisley RHS gardens - Saturday 4th June 2011
The day dawned dull and chilly, but soon brightened into a beautiful day for our long-awaited visit to Wisley RHS gardens.
We joined with Barming Horticultural Society and the Maidstone Fuchsia Group for the trip, arriving around 10.30am after a very easy journey. Five hours seemed to fly past as we enjoyed the wide variety of displays - roses, water gardens, superb herbaceous borders, garden designs, wild areas and sampled the delicious cakes in the tea rooms!
At the end of the day the plant shop proved difficult to resist and many people were tempted to choose new items for their gardens. All in all a very successful outing, and we thank Barming HS for inviting us.
Gardening Club Past Events 2010
Birds and your Garden - A talk by Ray Morris MSc (ornithology), Thursday 11th November 2010
East Farleigh Gardening Club will hold their Autumn meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 11th November in the Church Hall, Lower Road.
There will be an illustrated talk on the private lives of birds in our gardens by Ray Morris MSc (ornithology).
There will be refreshments, a themed raffle and the opportunity to ask questions.
Everyone is very welcome to join us for the evening. Admission is £2 for members, £3 for non-members.
Any questions? Call Sue on 01622 726164View Poster for Birds and your Garden talk...
Autumn Produce Show - Old School Hall, Saturday 18th September 2010
On Saturday 18th September, East Farleigh Gardening Club will host a Produce Show in the Old School Hall.
There will be classes for home produced vegetables, flowers, wine/beer/cider, cakes, jams and pickles, plus children’s classes for the under 13s.
The Hall will be open for entries from 12 noon to 1.30pm ( forms available from various village locations) or contact Sue on 01622 726164 or email@example.com.
The hall will be closed for judging to take place between 1.30 and 3pm.
The hall will re-open to the public from 3 to 5pm for scrumptious teas, a themed raffle and the nail-biting prize-giving ceremony!
Please support this new village venture even if you are only able to enter one or two classes, or simply come along to admire the entries.
Any questions? Call Sue on 01622 726164View Poster for Autumn Produce Show...
Come and meet your FELLOW GARDENERS! - Saturday 19th June 2010 from 2pm
A joint social event for allotment holders and Gardening Club Members (new members welcome!) to be held at the allotment site just off Vicarage Lane, access via the service road just before the houses, on Saturday 19th June from 2pm.
Barbequed burgers and sausages served in buns will be for sale with a choice of salads or bring your own steaks/fish/veggie options to cook yourself plus glasses, plates and cutlery and your own choice of drinks. You may also want to provide a chair.
PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT
- MAKE NEW FRIENDS
- ENJOY GOOD FOOD IN THE FRESH AIR
- AND RAISE A GLASS TO SELF-SUFFICIENCY!!
Not a Member? - Why not join and come along!
Any questions? Call Sue on 01622 726164
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WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!!! - Tuesday March 16th 2010
In praise of the Compost Heap by Nick Robinson
Gardening Club members and allotment holders enjoyed an excellent and informative talk on composting, entitled 'What a load of Rubbish!'. Nick Robinson who was previously Head Gardener at Yalding Organic Garden, kept us interested and entertained by his professional presentation.
Even seasoned gardeners learnt many new tips to improve both their compost heaps and their gardens, and there was a lively question and answer session after the talk.
Look out for future meetings and events to be held in association with the Allotment Group.
Gardening Club Past Events 2009
Gardening Club Get-Together - Sunday 13th Sept 2009 from 1-4pm
The lunchtime meeting of the Gardening Club was a great success despite the overcast weather and we all enjoyed the delicious buffet!
We managed to find time to discuss future plans and a number of suggestions were made for talks, visits, social events and other interesting projects.
As we have reached the time in the gardening year when we tend to have masses of produce, one idea was to begin compiling a Kitchen Garden recipe book full of tasty, tried and tested ways to use up our surplus fruit and veg. This book would be sold to raise funds as well as being very useful. With this in mind I wondered if you could e-mail me your family favourites in the following categories:
Asparagus, Rhubarb, Courgettes, Beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Leeks, Apples, Pears, Plums, Soft fruit.
If there is any other 'glut' item you can think of then please let me know!! It will take a while to compile and print something like this, so it is a fairly long-term idea which will probably not be finished until autumn 2010.
Yalding Organic Garden with Guided Tour - Sunday 31st May 2009
The inaugural meeting of East Farleigh Gardening Club was held on Sunday 31st May, when 11 members visited Yalding organic garden for a guided tour.
The weather was glorious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, learning many interesting and informative facts from Mary our guide. Our visit was rounded off with a sociable get-together in the café, where we sampled the homemade cakes, local ice-cream and fruit juices and discussed ideas for future events!
Sat 6th July 2 to 5pm
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