COGS Events

Unless otherwise stated, Monday meetings take place at:
Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester PO19 4LG
Meetings start at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.15pm
Members: £2.00 Non-members: £3.00

Autumn 2017

Monday September 25: Sarah Beard, Medical herbalist

Sarah will discuss the various medicinal uses of herbs that are commonly found in the garden including those ‘weeds’ you love to hate! This is an interactive talk with things to taste.

Monday October 30: October 30 AGM and Harvest Supper

Short business meeting, and your chance to take part in discussion; followed by our annual supper, with plenty of home-made (and perhaps home-grown) dishes to share.

Monday November 27: Dr Steve Millam: Soil Matters.

A return visit from this popular speaker, a horticultural expert, who will discuss the important foundation of all our growing activities.


Monday January 29: Members’ evening

For discussion, e.g. pesticide-free cities. A “tasting” of preserves made by members, so do bring one or two of your specials (this is optional). We shall provide spoons and plates. Or just come to listen and talk.

Monday February 26: Jan Atkinson on Working with Wildlife

Jan has considerable experience working for the RSPB, and some of us have met her at the Green Fair.

Monday March 26: John Williams “Establishing the Cookscroft Garden”

A group of us visited in the summer and admired the achievement of a splendid and varied garden created from a 5-acre field in Earnley.

Monday April 30: Colin Clark on Feeding Futures

Which trains farmers in rural Kenya to improve their soil and yields thus enabling them to provide meals to hungry school children in another community and teach the farming methods to the new community so they too can become sustainable.

Monday May 21: Plant Swop and Spring Fling

An opportunity to find plants and seedlings, to pass on any of your own surplus, and to surprise us with your culinary skills. A reminder to bring your own plates, cutlery, etc as well as a dish or two to share.