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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!
After many successful years of operating, the difficult decision was taken at the AGM held on 14th February 2016 to close the smallholding club from 31st May 2016. There are many factors involved, including the ever busy lives of our members, commitments to our smallholdings and beyond, the ease of support found on the internet, and the move of smallholding itself from being a niche hobby to much more mainstream.
However, there is good news as well!
Our sister organisation, LOGO, is keen to support our member, old, new and future with advice. More details can be found here: LOGO
At the AGM, we also voted to support various local charities and organisations with surplus club funds. More details of those later!
Many thanks for your support, contributions and good company over the years,