Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club held its monthly meeting on Tuesday 5th April at the usual venue, Barnby Moor Village Hall, at 7.15pm. Committee members arrived slightly earlier as the annual membership subscriptions were due for payment on the night – good value at only £15 00 per person for the year.
Finances taken care of, it was time to get down to the evening’s agenda. Chairperson Jenny Bailey welcomed members to the event and was pleased to introduce guest speaker for the evening Dave Newman, who spoke on Small Garden Food Production.
Dave and his wife Jane run and supervise the Sage Gardener CIC programme, which includes a host of activities at a variety of locations and adopted gardens. The venues are places where people, especially those who are carers, older, lonely and / or are affected by mild mental health issues, can meet others and relax, whilst picking up gardening tips ready for future use.
The talk itself covered a variety of vegetable products with the addition of colourful plants and herbs grown in the same tubs or pots or in plots nearby. As well as saving money by growing your own, Dave also told and demonstrated how to adapt various items to use for potting purposes, including yogurt pots, frozen food trays, toilet roll tubes and even a way of folding newspapers to start seedlings off. Another very informative chat with members taking home some money-saving ideas and useful hints and tips to improve their gardens.
A few vacancies still exist within the club; please contact email@example.com for further information.