Surrey Organic Gardening Group


SOGG events underlined

Friday 30th October: Health Matters, Naturally. A talk by Ruth Noah, who many will know as the friendly and knowledgeable proprietor of Noah’s Wholefoods in Wallington.

Friday 27th November: Crafty Get-Together. A seasonal activity evening with opportunities to make your own greetings cards, table decorations, etc.
Please bring the following for various craft tables -
Tina's card making -
  • Scissors and adhesive
Gill's xmas lights -
  • Jam jar
Gilli's festive table centres -
  • Pot - wide neck
  • Candle
  • Small decorations
  • Scissors and secateurs
We would welcome donations of greenery, tinsel and small decorations.

Friday 29th January: Nonsuch Park and its Gardens. An illustrated talk by Paul Airey who is chair of Nonsuch Voles, a group of enthusiastic volunteers who carry out practical tasks to help maintain and enhance the beautiful formal gardens and woodland at Nonsuch Park.
Friday 26th February: AGM and Annual Seed & Potato Swap. Our AGM, with election of Committee and presentation of accounts, will again be followed by another round of our very popular seed swap evenings, with opportunities to buy or swap all sorts of seeds. It will be widely advertised and should again attract a good crowd. Bring along all your spare seeds to offer as swaps. There will also be a wide range of seeds and seed potatoes to buy. (NOTE: seeds for swapping should be no more than two years old, or one year for garden collected seeds, please. Any older seeds are still welcome as donations, to be sold for SOGG funds.)  


Friday 1 April: Ecotherapy & Nature Therapy. Our own Catherine Crombie will be explaining healing approaches reflecting the need for a healthy relationship between human beings and nature. 

Friday 29th April: A talk by Ken Bare, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, a group dedicated to exploring, enjoying and caring for this unique landscape

Saturday 16th April 2016: 6 Week Food Growing Course (Ecolocal)

If you are just starting out, or would like to get some more detailed knowledge of food growing, then this course is for you. Over 6 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to confidently grow your own fruit and veg. including:

  • Preparing your growing area
  • Planning what to grow
  • Planting techniques
  • Taking care of your plants
  • Feeding your soil
  • Harvesting and storing produce

Over the six weeks you will get hands on experience as well as theoretical knowledge and the support of an experienced tutor. This course is AQA level 1 certified, and certificates can be provided for an additional fee. If you are interested in certification, please ask for more details.

Held at:  Carshalton Community Allotment (Access between 33-35 Colston Avenue) SM5 2PW

Start dates: Saturday 19th September 2015 and April 16 2016 (for 6 consecutive Saturdays)

Time: 10.30-12.30pm

Price:  £75

Booking: visit


Edible Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations – good enough to eat! Sunday 13th December 2015

Join Ecolocal for a fun festive workshop creating fabulous Christmas wreaths and table decorations from local food and other tasty treats! Work with their experienced tutor to make unusual and unique decorations for your Christmas door and table using local herbs, vegetables and fruit. Bring along some edibles of your own if you like to make your decorations both home made and home grown!

Held at: EcoLocal, The Old School House, Mill Lane, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2JY

Date:  13th December

Time: 10am-1.30pm

Price:  £30

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Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the last Friday of the month (except July, August, December) at the Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, off Nightingale Road, Carshalton, SM5 2DL opposite Carshalton College).

020 8395 2521

S.O.G.G. c/o Ecolocal
The Old School House
Mill Lane, Carshalton