Dates for your diary
8 March Winter Lecture with Professor Martin Charter of Farnham Repair Café
w/c 27 May Scarecrow competition (this year with a recycling twist!)
20 May BBQ and seed swap at West Street greenhouses
4 June Parham House and Gardens visit
w/c 26 June Allotment competition
3 to 14 July South and South East in Bloom judging fortnight
22 July Allotment Show at the Farnham Maltings
w/c 14 August Sunflower competition
w/c 2 October Pumpkin competition
A more detailed explanation of each of these competitions will follow.
Farnham Repair Café
Date: 8 March 2017 Time: 7pm-9.30pm
Theme: Repair Café Venue: Council Offices, Council Chamber, South Street
This year the Winter Lecture will be led by Professor Martin Charter who runs the highly successful Farnham repair café. You will learn all about the ground breaking initiative, where people bring all sorts of items and are helped with their repair, and it’s role within the local community.
If you would like to come along to this evening please email Lara Prior at email@example.com to ensure we have enough chairs and refreshments for everyone.
After last year’s successful visit to Wisley the Allotment Liaison Committee has arranged a guided tour of the Kitchen Gardens at West Dean, near Chichester, on Monday June 15th., starting at 11.00am.
The tour will last approx. 90 minutes.
To find out more about West Dean go to www.westdean.org.uk
The party is limited to fifteen (15) and the cost will be £11.65 a head, payable on the day. (If the party is fewer than fifteen the charge will necessarily be slightly more).
It would be great to get a full complement, so if you wish to join us please contact Robert Green either by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 01252 794860.
Travel will be by car. You will see from the website that refreshments are available, so if you wish to arrive earlier for coffee or stay for lunch afterwards, both are possible.
As always there is much to learn from other gardeners so please join us if you can for what will, I am sure, be a very interesting and worthwhile visit.
Robert Green, Allotment Liaison Committee Chairman.
Date: 25th February 2015
Venue: Council Chamber in South Street
On this occasion your liaison group thought it would be a good idea to make the evening a question and answer panel. The panel will be made up of our very own allotment holders will will share their own successes and failures with you. All you need to do is come along with your questions and get them answered by the people who have first-hand experience of growing on an allotment.
If you would like to come along to this evening please email Kevin Taitt and confirm how many tickets you will require. This will enable us to make sure we have enough seats and tea/coffee available for the evening.
Submit A Question
If you are coming to the evening and have a question for the panel please submit it below so we can be prepared and have all the information that you may require, including some photos, to hand.
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On Monday June 9th a party of 12 from Farnham allotments visited the vegetable garden and trial plots at the RHS garden at Wisley. This was the first garden visit organised by the Allotment Liaison Committee and was a great success. We had a very interesting visit, picking up some useful tips. We also had perfect weather, which always helps.
My thanks to those who supported this new venture. If anybody has suggestions for other visits, please pass them on through your site rep. and, if there is enough interest, your committee will be happy to look into to organising another visit next year.
In the meantime enjoy the excellent growing conditions and good gardening!
Robert Green, Chairman, Allotment Liaison Committee.
17th May – BBQ and Plant Swap
This year the BBQ will take place, once again, at our greenhouses on West Street. This is a very pleasant occasion, meeting other allotment holders and swapping ideas. All you need to do is bring along what you want to eat and drink and something to sit on. The BBQ will be fired up at 5 pm ready for the cooking. We all grow more plants than we want, so bring along your spare plants and swap them with someone for something else.
W/C 25th May – Scarecrow Competition
This year our scarecrow competition is taking place during the late Spring Bank holiday period. This year the competition’s theme is just any scarecrow, so why not make a scarecrow with your children/grandchildren and have some fun doing it. Garden vouchers will be given to the winner and there will be certificates for all entries.
W/C 23rd June – Annual Allotment Competition
This competition is for the best allotment plot on each site. We also have an overall winner of the Best Plot on all Farnham Town Councils allotment sites. Later in this newsletter I will give you a brief idea of what the judges look for in an allotment plot.
19th July – Farnham Allotment Show
This year our allotment show will be held, once again, at the Maltings, in the Cellar Bar. Our show will take the usual format with prize giving by the Mayor at 4pm. The show is a bit of fun and is getting better year on year. The Show Schedule to follow shortly.
W/C 11th August – Tallest Sunflower Competition
This is a new competition introduced for this year. During the week commencing the 11th August we will come around and measure the sunflowers on all sites with the tallest one winning the prize.
W/C 20th October – Pumpkin Competition
Measuring will take place during this week and the pumpkin with the largest girth will be the winner.
We are rather low on numbers for our first Farnham Allotment holders visit, which has been arranged for June 9th.
We will have a guided tour of the vegetable and fruit areas of the RHS gardens at Wisley. This will be a great opportunity to pick up tips and ideas and discuss these with RHS experts.
If you haven’t applied to join the visit why not do so now. Contact Robert Green, FTC Allotment Liaison Committee chairman, by e-mail, email@example.com or phone 01252 794860, mobile 07981 230093.
It would be good to have a few more fellow allotment holders to join us.
For pricing details please see the previous post.
This year we welcome back John Negus to entertain you about growing vegetables on your allotment plot.
John is one of the regulars on BBC Radio Surrey’s programme “Dig It” on a Sunday morning. John also writes regularly in Woman’s Weekly.
- Date: 26th February 2014
- Time: 7pm to 9.15pm
- Venue: The Council Chamber, South Street
There will be a break at 8pm for refreshments and the evening will conclude with a question and answer session.