Meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month in The Bradbury Room, Drapers Place, Horsefair, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BP unless otherwise stated.

7.30pm Start Time


November 2nd - Shropshire Good Food Partnership 

Jenny Rouquette, Partnership Lead

Shropshire Good Food Partnership brings people together across the county to create a food system good for people, place and planet.  Supporting people to grow more food locally is an important part of this, from organic gardening to regenerative farming, increasing access to seasonal local produce and building the local food economy as well as addressing food poverty and reducing food waste.  Jenny will share the story so far and the future plans and looks forward to a lively discussion.

December 7th - Christmas Bring and Share and our Big Seed and Garden Paraphernalia Swap


January 11th - On-line Zoom Meeting - Vermicomposting (NB changed date)

Anna de la Vega FRSA CF Managing Director

Anna is the founder of The Urban Worm CIC, a social enterprise promoting worm farming as a regenerative solution for organic waste management and agriculture. Since researching worm farming technologies in the USA and Cuba as part of her Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) Travel Fellowship (2016) Anna has been sharing this knowledge with a broad spectrum of industries from educational institutions to the military.  Throughout the presentation Anna will share best practice in worm farming and the role it is playing globally, and in the UK. 

"Worms are more powerful than the African Elephant and are more important to the economy than the cow" - Charles Darwin


February 1st - Peat Free Composts

Richard Cave, Technical Manager of Melcourt Industries

Richard will bring along samples and talk about the main materials (types and properties), their responsible sourcing scheme and about the legislative changes in the industry. 


Saturday February 4th - Potato Day - Wattlesborough Village Hall (see full details here)


March 1st - Crop Storage, Preserving and Fermenting

Kate and Sam Davies from Shepherd’s Barn return to talk about their experiences from the last few years in how they save the produce from the smallholding in order not to buy any produce from outside sources.

April 5th - Horatio's Garden

Alex Law, Head Gardener of Horatio's Gardens based at the spinal unit at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic (aka Gobowen Hospital)

Horatio's Garden creates and nurtures beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres to support everyone affected by spinal injury. 


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