Winter Programme 2018 - 2019
we meet at St Chad's church hall, Shrewsbury usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm.
There is one exception to this which is our December Christmas Party meeting which will be held at Wattlesborough Village Hall.
SOGs Winter Programme - Nov 2018 to April 2019

November 7th -
The Seed Sovereignty Programme of the UK and Ireland.
Speaker Neil Munro, Programme Manager . The aim of the SSP is to support the development of a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system in the UK and Ireland. It is supporting small scale growers by developing a resilient agro-ecological seed system with regional diversity at its heart.

December 5th -
Christmas Bring & Share Meal.
Venue Wattlesborough Village Hall, NOT St Chad’s. Wattlesborough is on the A458 Welshpool Road, near Halfway House. The hall is on the right hand side of the main road when coming from Shrewsbury. The main purpose of having the Bring & Share at this venue is to check it out and “test” the kitchen ahead of next years Potato Day which is being held at this venue for the first time.

December 11th
St Chad's Christmas Tree event. Setting up.

January 2nd -
Fair Trade.
Speaker Meriel Chippindale.

February 6th -
Self Sufficiency in 2019 -
A Good Life Update. Speaker Sam Davies. Vegetarians Sam and Kate Davies have not bought their vegetables for over ten years. On their two acre smallholding they also produce their own milk and cheese, honey, eggs, solar electricity and wine. Their talk will discuss how and what to grow to sustain yourself all year round and theirefforts to live a more healthy and sustainable life.

February 9th
Potato Day at Wattlesborough Village Hall.  See above for directions.

March 6th -
Shrewsbury Food Bank.
Speaker Emma Bullard. Emma will talk about how surplus food is donated and collected from local supermarkets at the crack of dawn and distributed to charities, community groups and other organisations by a team of volunteers (including SOGs members Judy and Ian).

April 3rd - AGM plus 'Speed Gardening'. If you don't know what that is, make sure you come along to find out!

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