Kent Smallholders Newsletter

MAY 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR POPULAR AUCTION IS ON WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR AND CHIDDINGSTONE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR IS ON SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER.

Also, Hens and Gardens Day at Great Comp Gardens, Comp Lane,Platt, Kent TN15 8QS is on Saturday 16th June, 11am to 5pm. With beautiful chickens and poultry paraphernalia for sale in a glorious English Country Garden.
Home to the Dyson Salvia Collection www.greatcompgarden.co.uk
Kent Smallholders stand will be on the lawn, as usual.
There will be talks from Francine Raymond and advice from a specialist chicken vet on the day.
Free parking, but no dogs.


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.

Then on Wednesday 20th June we meet at 7.30pm for a guided tour of Princess Christian's Farm, Riding Lane, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9LN Princess Christian's Farm is a unique place for students with learning difficulties or disabilities. It's a stunning site set in over 115 acres of pasture and woodland, managed through a partnership with Kent County Council and Hadlow College. It produces its own pork, lamb and beef, oven ready chickens and over 1,000 eggs a day. Plus turkeys for Christmas. The horticulture Department also grows a range of plants, herbs and vegetables in glasshouses and polytunnels. All of this fresh produce is available in the Farm Shop. We hope that you will enjoy this specially arranged tour.

The Smallholders and Country Show is on 7th and 8th July at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, Sussex RH17 6TL. With everything for the smallholding, small farm or garden with free parking, level access for disabled and dogs welcome.
Our Kent Smallholders Stand will be centre front of the Robins Building as normal, so please stop for a chatter. www.smallholdershows.co.uk

If you are a members of Kent Smallholders remember that you can always advertise anything smallholder related on the
FOR SALE/WANTED page of this website.

Best wishes
Christine


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