South East Essex Organic Gardeners

The South East Essex Organic Gardeners was formed in 1994. They believe in natural, organic gardening. They are affiliated to both Garden Organic and the Soil Association.

They host public meetings and talks to help spread the word about their movement.

7 meetings are held each year in January, March, May,  July, September, November and December on a Monday evening

Venue:

  • Growing Together Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase).  

To join SEEOG or for any other enquiries contact our secretary, Carole Shorney.

Listed in the comments below are some events held by the group.

For more information see their website; seeog.org.uk

6 Comments on “South East Essex Organic Gardeners”

  1. Seminar: Trying to Build a New Generation of Gardeners!

    Their next organic gardening seminar is on Saturday 20 March at 9.30am in Rettendon’s Memorial Hall, Main Road, Rettendon, Chelmsford, CM3 8DP and presented by Robert Wiseman.

    Want to know more?

    Robert will concentrate on the soil, composts and manures, a DIY approach
    Then the all important bit, how to get started, how to grow, crop rotation
    How to deal with weed control and how to manage the plot!
    How to deal with ‘pests’ by companion planting and organic control
    And how to use your space sensibly, which crops to grow in a small space, what to grow, the easy vegetables!
    After tea and coffee (free), Robert will give a practical demonstration on four easy vegetables to grow on the patio, which will vary depending on season.

    Everybody is welcome at these seminars, for which they will ask you to give a voluntary donation. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

    All delegates will receive a full set of notes, normally on CD (or paper by request)

    Please contact Robert Wiseman, 0794 1078135, [email protected] or just turn up on the day!

  2. SE Essex Organic Gardeners Present Dig for Victory

    On Monday 15 March SE Essex Organic Gardeners present Dig for Victory with William Tyler.

    It was all hands to the spade and fork as Britain faced a war on the Home Front in 1940 to provide as much of its own food as possible.

    William will take a look at who grew the food, where they grew it and what they grew. The message for us today is a
    clear one – Get Digging!

    They meet at St. David’s Church Hall, 400 Rayleigh Road (off The Rodings), Eastwood SS9 5PT at 8.15pm although, for safety reasons, there must be no admittance to hall and car park before 8.00pm.

    Everyone is more than welcome to attend – just £2.00.

  3. Talk: The Food for Life Partnership with SE Essex Organic Gardeners on 17th May 2010

    On May 17th Peter Garrod will give a presentation on The Food for Life Partnership.

    Peter is the Teacher in charge of Garden Organic at The Sweyne Park School. The Sweyne Park School is a flagship school for the Food for Life Partnership, which promotes the part nutrition plays in young people’s lives and in the wider community.

    Peter is, in fact, a Maths teacher who has been the driving force behind the garden and has the expert knowledge of all things that are green! He will have all the pictures of the progress and is keen to present to SEEOG.

    Peter is also a member of the local garden group and will be available to answer any questions on the garden and its progress.

    VENUE

    St. David’s Church Hall, 400 Rayleigh Road (off The Rodings), Eastwood SS9 5PT.

    For safety reasons, there must be no admittance to hall and car park before 8.00pm.

    DATE AND TIME: Monday 17 May, 8.15pm
    ADMISSION PRICE: Non-members £2.00 – everybody is welcome!
    EVENT CONTACT DETAILS:
    Carole Shorney
    01702 201914
    [email protected]

  4. Seminar: South East Essex Organic Gardeners seminars by Robert Wiseman – Saturday 5 June, 9.30am

    A series of seminars by Robert Wiseman in conjunction with South East Essex Organic Gardeners

    DATE AND TIME: Saturday 5 June, 9.30am

    DETAILS OF EVENT

    To encourage the “growing of your own food” both on an allotment, in your own garden and even on the patio using the principles of organic gardening. With more young people becoming interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables it is important that they are successful in their efforts, thus helping to build a new generation of gardeners.

    CONTENT

    The soil: composts and manures, a DIY approach
    Getting started: how to grow, crop rotation
    Weed control: managing the plot
    Pest control: companion planting and organic control
    Using your space: crops to grow in a small space, what to grow, easy vegetables
    Practical demonstration on four easy vegetables to grow on the patio, which will vary depending on season.
    VENUE
    Crowstone Christian Centre, Crowstone Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 8LH
    (Small Hall left of Church)

    ADMISSION PRICE
    Everybody is welcome at these seminars, for which we will ask you to
    give a voluntary donation. Please book early to avoid disappointment,
    or just turn up on the day!

    All delegates will receive a full set of notes, normally on CD (or paper by request)

    Tea and coffee will be provided free.

    EVENT CONTACT DETAILS

    Robert Wiseman
    0794 1078135
    [email protected]

  5. Talk: Learn to Grow Your Own Food in Essex

    GROW YOUR OWN

    An Introduction to Growing Organically

    DATE AND TIME

    Saturday 6 November, 9.30am

    DETAILS OF EVENT

    Seminar designed to encourage the “growing of your own food” both on an allotment, in your own garden and even on the patio using the principles of organic gardening. With more young people becoming interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables it is important that they are successful in their efforts, thus helping to build a new generation of gardeners.

    CONTENT

    The soil: composts and manures, a DIY approach
    Getting started: how to grow, crop rotation
    Weed control: managing the plot
    Pest control: companion planting and organic control
    Using your space: crops to grow in a small space, what to grow, easy vegetables
    Practical demonstration on four easy vegetables to grow on the patio, which will vary depending on season.
    VENUE

    South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall, 25 Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5PL

    ADMISSION PRICE

    Everybody is welcome at these seminars, for which we will ask you to give a voluntary donation. Please book early to avoid disappointment, or just turn up on the day!

    All delegates will receive a full set of notes, normally on CD (or paper by request)

    Tea and coffee will be provided free.

    EVENT CONTACT DETAILS

    Robert Wiseman
    0794 1078135
    [email protected]

  6. THE FIRST SE ESSEX POTATO DAY!

    In association with Leigh-on-Sea Allotment & Leisure Garden Association and SE Essex Organic Gardeners
    And kindly hosted by Trust Links – http://www.trustlinks.webs.com/

    DATE AND TIME

    Saturday 19 February, 10am – 2pm

    DETAILS OF EVENT

    Choose from a selection of over 30 varieties of potato – all available to buy by the tuber, perfect for allotment holders and gardeners, a third organic. Refreshments available

    VENUE

    Growing Together Gardens, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea. SSO 9AG
    (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase)
    Please park in Prittlewell Chase and use Fairfax Drive entrance.

    ADMISSION PRICE – £1.00

    EVENT CONTACT DETAILS

    Carole Shorney
    Tel: 01702 201914
    caro[email protected]

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