Meeting of the Epsom and Ewell Allotment Forum on 25th October

The most recent of the borough Allotment Forum took place on 25th October.

The meeting notes are at  Forum Meeting Minutes 25.10.2011

The next meeting is on Tuesday 20th March.  The agenda is at Allotment Forum Agenda for 20.3.2012

AAG meeting on Wednesday 30th November

A meeting of the Alexandra Allotments Group was held on Wednesday 30th November.  The meeting notes are at Minutes  of 30.11.2011  AAG meeting

The meeting before was on 14th July:  Notes_of _AAG_meeting_14.7.2011

DISCOUNT SEED SCHEME 2011/12 (with Marshalls)


The AAG Committee has decided not to offer/organise a Discount Seed Scheme for 2011/12.

However Iris Rooney has kindly offered to organise a scheme for any plot-holders who would like to take part. This is the Marshalls Seeds Garden Club scheme, which was successfully run last year. Marshalls are an established, award winning company and have been given “Best Buy” status by Garden Which.  Feedback from plot holders last year was very positive.
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AAG news and updates September 2011

1.  Next AAG meeting:    Due to confusion, the AAG meeting due on 15th September was not quorate.   The next Alexandra Allotment Group meeting will be in November Continue reading

Last AAG meeting – Thursday 14th July – including meeting minutes

The last meeting of AAG was on Thursday 14th July. 

The minutes of the meeting are at  

Notes_of _AAG_meeting_14.7.2011 

Minutes of the previous meeting are at  Notes of the 13th committee meeting of AAG 1.6.2011 1

Talk on the Community Payback Scheme – on Saturday 16th July

Several months ago there was some interest in the possibility of getting  work done on the site by offenders working through the Community Payback Scheme (CPS).  Some plot holders have reservations, and so it was decided at the AAG AGM that someone from the CPS would come and give an informal talk. 

Tony Pool and Kate Botha, from the Redhill office of the CPS gave an informal talk and answered our questions about the scheme and how it works. Notes of the meeting can be seen at Talk on the Community Payback Scheme 16th July 2011

Having obtained detailed information about how the CPS works, and how it might be used on our allotment site, we are interested to know what plot holders think. 

If you are in favour of us giving the scheme a trial, please let us know. Equally let us know if you are opposed to it being used on the site, even for a trial period.  We will have a special daytime AAG meeting at Diggers Den on a weekend date in the autumn  (date to be arranged), where the matter will be up for public discussion and a decision may be made.

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Monbiot article about Aminopyralid poisoning from manure

I found this article be George Monbiot interesting.  I had heard of the problem of manure being contaminated by herbicide, badly affecting vegetable plants, a few years ago, but not recently.  Wonder if anyone else has encountered it, or has views on it?
“Has-Beans” The government and the industry promised that they had dealt with aminopyralid poisoning. They haven’t. Continue reading