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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!
Don't forget that this Sunday, 17th May, we are having our usual stand at Woodhall Spa Show. Please stop by and have a chat and a free cuppa in the Members' Area.
Although we have people to cover the stand all day, it would be a huge help if more people could spare the odd hour or so to provide cover whilst they are in the show arena or even just to allow them to have a wander round the show. If you are able to do so, you can either contact Sarah or Trev or just turn up on the day.
If you have produce you would like to sell on the stand then please bring it along on the day, making sure it is clearly labelled and priced.
Here's hoping for a warm, dry day!
LAMBING: APRIL MEETING
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely Easter weather. Our April meeting is very topical, being all about lambing!
Do try to get along to Sarah's and Chris's this Sunday 12th where Sarah will share her knowledge of all things lamb. There will be the usual produce table and raffle and a communal lunch table.
"Well, spring has truly sprung this Easter week – warm sunshine outside and plenty of lambs too. I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break and taken full advantage of the longer days to crack on with those seasonal outside jobs.
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)