Keep Safe and Carry on Gardening (or allotmenting)!

 

Eynsford Gardeners' Club is facing a double whammy!  Jason and Jo are relocating for work (we think Jason just couldn’t cope with losing the pumpkin competition last year!).  And much like the rest of the World, we have had to put everything on hold which meant cancelling our events so far this year.

 

But the show must go on, and we are still planning to hold the potato competition on Saturday 29 August, from 9–11 am.  The competition will be held in a new location, in Eynsford station car park. So carry on watering, feeding, singing to (yes it really works!!) your potatoes.  

 

It is likely that we will need to cancel The Annual Show in September, as we cannot run this under current guidance for safe distancing.  We may try to organise something in its place.  Gardens, and allotments have provided a vital distraction, and a sanctuary for many people during lockdown.  We have had more time to spend in the garden and the allotment, and I’m sure our garden is not the only one to be looking better than ever!  Many people will have had more time to work on arts and crafts, or to make that perfect loaf of bread.  So it would be a shame not to be able to display your wonderful produce somewhere; somehow.  

 

We are recruiting new members to our lovely Committee.  You certainly don’t need to be an expert gardener, or even have your own garden. We usually meet four times a year to plan the shows and would welcome someone who can contribute to these meetings, bring in new ideas, and to help at each of the shows.  We have a lot of fun when we hold the shows and it’s wonderful to contribute to events that showcase the amazing talent that we have in the village.  If you are interested in joining us, or finding out more, please speak to one of our committee members, or our contact details are on the website.

 

Finally, just to say, we will miss Jo and Jason.  The Club has achieved so much under their leadership and we wish them well in their new adventures.  

 

Please look at our website for information about future shows.  https://www.egclub.co.uk/

140 years and still growing!