Report – May 2022

“Vegetable Self Sufficiency in a changing climate” was the title of our May meeting of the Little Waltham Gardening Club.
The speaker, Maike Windhorst is an enthusiastic organic gardener based in Downham. Herself and her husband have 3 acres in which they grow a wide variety of vegetables. A great deal of planning is involved as they combine the traditional Bed and Row systems and rotate groups of vegetables over the seasons.
Little goes to waste in their household with all garden waste going on their paths (between the rows of vegetables) so acting as compost which is conveniently at hand when required. An inspiration to us all.
Our chairman, Maggie Williams reminded us that the Little Waltham Open Gardens will be on Sunday 3rd July and all proceeds are in aid of Farleigh Hospice.
Our next meeting on 1st June is on Culinary Herbs and their Uses which should appeal to both gardeners and cooks. On the 15th June, we have an outing to Furzelea Garden in Danbury followed by a visit to Bridge End Gardens in Saffron Walden on July 13th.
In August we visit the Gardens of Easton Lodge so a full itinerary for the summer to look forward to.
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