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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!
It was pretty much the usual crowd at Wragby Fair on Sunday and it was good to catch up with old friends. Julie and Steve were doing a roaring trade with their fruit wines, and the LOGO stand next door were attracting folk to their vegetables and anti-fracking petition! We sold a number of very large marrows and a variety of fruit and vegetables and handmade crafts, from candles and bath salts to sheepskin rugs and felted sheep earrings! We also gave away several packets of seeds and old Smallholder magazines.
Once again, all our recruitment/information leaflets were taken and we signed up some new members. We were approached by a good number of people wanting advice on various aspects of smallholding and self sufficiency, and it seems there are still people out there who are wanting to change their lifestyle and 'live the dream'.
Despite not winning any prizes in the Show Ring this year, the weather was kind to us and it was a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday.
ARTICLES FOR SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
Don't forget September's Meeting is our usual stand at Wragby Show on the 6th, from 9.00am onwards.
If you would like to help run the stand or sell produce please contact me, or any committee member for details.
Alternatively, if you are attending the show do come and find us and have a cuppa and a chat.
Fingers crossed for good weather!