Kent Smallholders Newsletter

MARCH 2018

NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 14th March 2018.
Meet in our usual room HG21 at Hadlow College at 7.30pm for tea/coffee and biscuits. Our guest speaker will be Linda Hamling who will instruct us on the making of bath bombs, candles, rendering wax, soap making and more. This will be a very interesting evening and an opportunity to meet with fellow smallholders.
New Members Welcome.

Apologies that two dates have changed. Details as follows:
Chiddingstone Castle Country Fair is on Sunday 9th September 2018 and our Auction Evening is on Wednesday 5th September at Hadlow College.

You will need to pre-book your place for our visit to Bore Place, TN8 7AR, as soon as possible, either at one of our meetings or by contacting myself on 07909-514024 or email Christine-fuller@live.co.uk
There is a charge per person for this visit which is at a reduced rate to Kent Smallholders, so do not miss out! The visit will include a guided tour of the organic vegetable gardens and our usual tea/coffee and biscuits.

Paul Cobb, a recent guest speaker at Kent Smallholders has asked if you would complete a survey. Response received by Tuesday 27th March 2018 will go into a prize draw to win a Macknade food hamper worth 85.
This is Pauls email to Kent Smallholders:
Do you have farm or land in or around the Low or High Weald of Kent? Would you like to be paid to make or restore a pond?
A new approach from Natural England (NE) to conserving great crested newt will offer farmers and landholders a chance to bid for funds to manage existing and create new ponds on their land. NE is interested to know your views on and potential interest in such a scheme.
Please spare 5-10 minutes to answer an online questionnaire and have your say. The questionnaire can be found via the following link
https://www.surveymonley.com/r/7NP8CKS
A word version of the questionnaire is available from:
paul.cobb@fwagsoutheast.co.uk
Responses received by Tuesday 27th March will go into a prize draw to win a Macknade food hamper worth 85.

OUR APRIL MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY 18th April in our usual room, HG21 at Hadlow College.
Donkeys with Jade. Jade breeds donkeys and is also a qualified Donkey Judge. She has lots of stories to tell whilst educating us on an animal ideally suited to a smallholding. Meet in our usual room at Hadlow College at 7.30pm for tea/coffee and biscuits.
New Members Welcome.

Best wishes
Christine


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