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SEEOG January Newsletter is out!

South East Essex Organic Gardeners January Newsletter is out!

Some highlights below.

Our venue is St. David’s Church Hall, 400 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood (off The Rodings) at 8.15pm. Please let us know if you would like to help us with any of our events, as we rely on your help to make them a success and not a challenge! For instance, In March we need one or two kind members to help Robert Wiseman with the Rettendon seminar, as with the Canvey seminar in May, the Westcliff seminar in June, the Rochford seminar in July and the South Woodham seminar in November.
We very much hope our minibus trip to the Potato Day will be a sell-out this year, as well as our coach to Brogdale in July.
We are also planning a visit to Hilltop Farm in Benfleet (to be arranged with Mo Perkins before 18 May) and are contemplating another to the Purleigh Wine Festival on Sunday 5 September.

A small garden? Very little time? No gardening skills? Reduced housekeeping budget? A wish to eat more healthily?
Come along and hear Cicely Morris, the South Essex Ambassador for the charity Send a Cow! Cicely’s talk will include how to construct and maintain both keyhole kitchen gardens and sack gardens, showing how small spaces can be used effectively and sustainably. Send a Cow works with rural community groups in nine countries in Africa, providing small-scale farmers with the skills and means to feed their families and earn an income. Its work is based around:

Sustainable agricultural training, following the principle of integrating crops and livestock

Livestock (bought in Africa) and training in animal husbandry

Environmental sustainability training to ensure that land is protected for future generations

Social development support to strengthen groups so they can move towards self-sufficiency

Support and follow up from its staff until community members are able to support each other

The pass-on principle, by which farmers pass on the benefits (e.g. the first female offspring of
their livestock and the skills they have learned) to another family, so their work goes on

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  1. Thank you for the support! 🙂

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