see a trailer on youtube here.
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, Symphony of the Soil is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet.
!!!!!News flash!!!!! SOGS have been offered some CAROLUS seed potatoes.
They are virtually blight proof, have a good flavour, they are white with red eyes which makes them
good looking, they are a good cropper and have
good drought resistance.
Apart from providing a lot of your favourite varieties every year we try to make Potato Day a bit different. For this year we decided that to brighten a winter day in February it would be good to add some colour.
SO:- we have sourced a few coloured varieties, including ones that keep their colour when cooked. The rest will be up to your imagination but you could create some "fun" meals with say red, white and blue mash for the kids with more subtle use for meals for you and your guests.--- so give them a go and be different !!!!
Click here to go to Potato Day page with an updated downloadable list updated 2nd February.
Thank you all.
Right-Filling the bags with lots of lovely tubers
Below- Serving refreshments
Below- Choosing the right variety
Below right - Please pay here
Right - Raffle for a fresh vegetable hamper
Below- Varieties in trays in alphabetical order
Below - Choosing the best
Below right - Potato Game
We are a group of enthusiastic organic gardeners and small holders who meet once a month for talks, visits and outings. We are affiliated to Garden Organic.
Between November and April we meet at St Chad's Church Hall, Town Walls, Shrewsbury 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month, for a talk related to organic gardening, followed by tea and biscuits. In the Summer months (it lasts from May to October in Shropshire - honest!) we go usually on a Sunday to members gardens and small holdings.
We have a coach outing usually to somewhere of importance. In 2014 we went to Arley Arboretum. The coach fare is paid for by the group as a thankyou to the hard working members.
The group has a library of organic gardening related books for members to borrow.
Find us on twitter @ShropsG
The group also has a stall at the Shrewsbury Flower Show, where you can come along and learn about organic gardening and meet existing members.
Membership is £8.00 single or £10.00 couple per year. Visitors are very welcome to come to an individual meeting at £1.00.