Kent Smallholders Newsletter

MARCH 2019

Welcome to all new members and renewed members. If you still need to renew your membership or wish to re-join Kent Smallholders, please contact Claire on 01892-863286.

We were all made very welcome at our recent visit to Broadfeed Animal and Pet Superstore and Saddlery with drinks and nibbles, good company, information on feed and products if required and an excellent discount. After discussing and comparing products, catching up on each others news and enjoying the refreshments we loaded our very large trolleys and all left very happy. This evening will be repeated later in the year, at a date to be agreed.

At our next Meeting at Hadlow College in our usual room HG22, our guest speaker will be Adrian Love from Folly Wildlife Rescue. Adrian will update us on how to help hedgehogs with a surprise visitor on the evening and be happy to answer your wildlife questions. The evening will start with our usual free refreshments. We look forward to meeting as many members as possible. New members may join at the event.

There has been an addition to our meeting on Wednesday 10th April, when WE MEET AT HADLOW EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AT 7.30pm for a guided tour - followed by free refreshments back in our meeting room HG22 at Hadlow College, where one of our new Members, Bex Cartwright will advise us on the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the different ways land can be managed for pollinators.
Then when we are all refreshed and further enlightened on Bumblebee conservation we will be guided into the modern technology and ideas which form Hadlow Colleges Vision 50 which will have worldwide implications.

Then not long before we take our Kent Smallholders Stand to the Spring Live Show at Ardingly.
Hadlow College has organised new leaflets, banners and posters especially for our stand, which hopefully will be available for members to see at our next meeting on Wednesday 13th March.
Simon and I have nine pygmy goats kids and one pygmy x toggenburg kid - so if they are not all reserved before the show we will have some for the display pen - failing that Bambi, Babs and Nancy love the attention at the shows.

Please feel free to contact me should you need any more information on membership, meetings or Smallholding information. If Simon and I cannot answer your questions we are normally able to locate a Kent Smallholder who can advise.
Phone me on 07909-514024 or email
Best wishes