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We are a very diverse group ranging from those with a small vegetable plot to full blown smallholding and any number of levels of self-sufficiency. It doesn't matter if you are just giving your first thoughts to growing your own vegetables in your garden or allotment or perhaps thinking of having a few hens, LSSSC is the place to come for help, advice and support. We believe in what we do and want to encourage others to look toward a healthy, sustainable way of living, but we are not against having a good time either.
Most of our meetings involve a communal lunch table, where there is always something delicious to eat and drink, provided by the members attending. Whatever the meeting is about, there is generally a bit of a get together before & after. This is where you can collar someone to ask how to do something, or to give you the benefit of their experience. It isn't long before you will feel comfortable giving others your advice. You never finish learning in this game!!
We hold monthly meetings and social get-togethers, usually structured around a particular topic, but sometimes just for a natter to like-minded people. Obviously it's not a compulsory condition of being a member, but the help and experience you can tap into at a meeting is worth the travelling!
I have recived the following invitation from Kim, who organises the LOGO meetings. It certainly sounds very interesting. If you would like to go there is no need to let me know, just turn up, but don't tire yourselves out as our meeting is the following Sunday!!
LOGO will be holding a Scything and Bud Grafting Workshop on Sunday June 7th at Ivor and Pam's smallholding in West Torrington. We thought it would be a good idea to make this a joint event with LSSSC.
It will start at 10.30, with scything in the morning (scythe sharpening and cutting technique) and bud grafting in the afternoon plus the normal communal lunch. Bring your own scythe if you have one!
Sandi (Meetings Organiser)
Our March Meeting will be the
SEED SWAP AND PRODUCT DISPLAY
on Sunday 8th March in Norton Disney Village Hall.
The Seed Swap will start at 12.00 but we have the hall from 11.30 so that you can set up any displays of produce etc.
The Seed Swap will be a FREE EXCHANGE of surplus or home gathered seeds (labelled please). Anything is allowed, including seed potatoes, onion sets etc or even plants. If you have organic seeds could you please make sure they are labelled. I suggest you list the seeds you are bringing and those you would like to get.
For the Product Display we will be showing each other what we do. Whether it be weaving, sheep shearing, producing duck eggs, wine or jam or even running a B&B or Llama trekking bring along some items or a small display to show others what you do. A brief outline or pictures of your smallholding/garden and location would be an interesting addition so others can get a feel for what everyone does.
In this month's raffle you can win ONE YEAR'S FREE MEMBERSHIP for 2015/2016. Raffle tickets are free to everyone attending the meeting.
Directions will be posted soon.
Weather permitting the next two pub meets will be at The Heneage Arms community pub in Hainton. We have booked a large table for 7.00 on saturday January 31st and February 28th. This is a social meeting where we chat and enjoy the food and drink.
hope to see you there.