Kent Smallholders Newsletter

MAY 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.

NEW EVENT - Kent Smallholders Stand will be at World Bee Day on Sunday 19th May at the Gardens,
Benover Road, Yalding ME18 6EX.
10.30 am to 4.30 pm - ENTRY AND PARKING A 'FREEBEE'
You will be able to meet the beekeepers in the Apiary and discover the fascinating world of bees.
Refreshments available and beekeeping equipment for sale.

This weekend Kent Smallholders Stand will be in the Abergavenny Building at the Spring Show at Ardingly at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL. Mary C will be there with her jams and chutneys, Melanie will be needle-felting, Claire will be making rag rugs, Henry will be cheese-making and Simon and I will have pygmy goats Minnie with her kid Petunia, May with her kid Jack and Babs. Paula, Paul, Mary D, Andrea and our President Robert and his wife Gail will also help run our stand and answer the publics many varied smallholding related questions.

Our next meeting at Hadlow College is on Wednesday 15th May our guest speaker will be David King to talk to us on Weather Forecasting without Technology. David is a nationally renowned weather forecaster having appeared several times on ITV's This Morning, and various BBC radio and TV slots. New members may join on the evening or beforehand. Meet in our usual room at Hadlow College, HG22 at 7.30 pm for refreshments prior to the meeting commencing.

May is a very busy month for all Smallholding matters from growing vegetables and other crops, to chicks hatching and lambing. Our fruit trees are absolutely full of blossom this year and some of this blossom has the added attraction of a beautiful fragrance. The long days are wonderful and everything seems to be coming to life.
Please send me your articles and adverts for the website.
Phone me on 07909-514024 or email
Best wishes