Members please note there is to be an extraordinary meeting at St Chads Hall on Friday 13th March at 6.30 for prompt 7pm start.
Our next meeting is the acclaimed film                           'Symphony of the Soil'
see a trailer on youtube here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5QYZ-LRXW4 
          
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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.

Potato Day 2015 in full swing.                      Lots of Colour.   Check Potato Day page for more pictures.
Buses from Oswestry to Shrewsbury stop on the A5  near to the venue.

!!!!!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.
Apley Walled Garden, June 2014
This is the enormous task facing this restoration project. June 2014
 
 
Potato Day 2014  Happy 10th Birthday and what a wonderful time was had by all.  Sogs members, the buyers and contributors. 
Thank you all. 

Above- Brighter Blooms with seeds, fruit trees, onion sets and so much more
Right-Filling the bags with lots of lovely tubers
Below- Serving refreshments

Above right- The sale in full swing
Below- Choosing the right variety
Below right - Please pay here


Above - Visitors enjoying a welcome cup of tea
Right - Raffle for a fresh vegetable hamper
Below- Varieties in trays in alphabetical order

Right - The tea ladies
Below - Choosing the best

Below right - Potato Game
See you all next year at Montford Village Hall
BBC Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time came to Shrewsbury
SOGS  hosted an edition of Gardeners' Question Time in November and the panel consisted of 
Chairman Peter Gibbs, Bob Flowerdew, Anne Swithinbank and Chris Beardshaw.

Two programmes were recorded.  The first was broadcast on November 22nd and the second will be broadcast on January 3rd 2014.  Listen on Radio 4 iplayer.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hxjrp#programme-broadcasts




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

Question Time Panel with Peter Anderson
Members wait to ask their questions

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.

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