May 2012 Newsletter

The AGM took place in April and the entire committee were re-elected. Membership fees remain the same at £6 per person per year. Mark Read judged the member’s mini show and gave advice on how to grow peppers, begonias and pelargoniums.

The Society held their annual plant sale in May and it was a great success. Everybody brought big bags and they went home full. The refreshment stall was really busy with people chatting and admiring their purchases. Advice was freely given and experiences shared. We made over £250 in just over an hour, so a big , big thank you to everybody who donated plants and helped on the stalls.

On 14th June 2012, Ellen Simon from Tamarisk Farm, is showing members around her organic farm at West Bexington, DT2 9DF. The walk begins at 6.00pm. If you think the walk may be too hard come anyway and sit in her lovely garden and listen to the silence.

One of our members is also trying to organise a visit to The Pepper Man , who also lives at West Bexington. No details yet, but watch this space.