Surrey Organic Gardening Group

News / Recent Activity

Summer Outing 2017

At the end of June we plan to visit Great Comp Gardens in Kent and Heron Bonsai Nursery in Surrey. The latter was mentioned on Gardeners Question Time in February, which can be listened to online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c32qh


 
School Report

EcoLocal recently received a request from a local councillor for help to get Muschamp Primary School’s Cunning Wheelbarrow Gardening Project under way. Coincidentally, as mentioned in the Autumn newsletter, our SOGG Committee was looking to support schools gardening (catch ‘em young!). After linking up, John and Alma were invited to meet the children and see all the ways organic gardening is promoted throughout the school. On the visit, a SOGG donation of £100 and seeds (members’ own saved and some suitable bought ones) were gratefully accepted. Muschamp would welcome continuing contact with SOGG. Help with the boys and girls in the younger classes to grow their own is invited, as the school aims to start children off the organic way.
 
Update: Congratulations to Muschamp Primary for winning Sutton in Bloom Best School Garden 2016.
 

 
Pots, plants and prizes, please!

Do you have any spare plant pots you’d like to clear out? Please bring them along to any SOGG meeting, as we always need more to house plants for sale at various events. Also, if you have any items suitable for raffle prizes, please bring them along, as the raffle provides valuable funds for the Group. And of course any spare plants and produce for our Bring and Buy table are always welcome. Thank you.

SOGG Donations to Affiliated Organisations
 
Members may wish to know that one of the reasons why SOGG was formed was to raise money for national bodies who foster organic gardening. This year we have been able to donate £200, plus membership fees, to both the Soil Association and Garden Organic. We hope members will agree it is important to support these organizations.
 
Publicising SOGG – can you help?

We are always looking to spread the word about organic gardening, and to try and attract new members for SOGG. We have just had a new batch of SOGG information leaflets printed, and are distributing these to local libraries and other suitable outlets. If you can help by placing leaflets in any local venues, or can suggest opportunities for this, please speak to any Committee member. Thanks.


"SOGG Members Benefit"

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Just 3 great reasons to join:

  1. Personalised gardening advice
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RHS Membership: So Much To Enjoy... Advice, Gardens and Shows...So much to Support...

As an RHS individual members, you'll enjoy your own copy of The Garden magazine every month and a wealth of other year-round benefits which share the best in gardening.

You'll also help RHS bring the joy of gardening to millions through their charitable work, from leading research into the big issues facing gardeners to discovering plants.

Joining is easy:

  1. Ask your club/society for the RHS membership join form (contact a committee member)
  2. Complete your details on the form
  3. Remember to quote your affiliated society number!
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020 8401 2739

S.O.G.G. c/o Ecolocal
The Old School House
Mill Lane, Carshalton
SM5 2JY