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 Meetings

Monday September 24: Ben Cross from Crosslands Nursery

'British Alstroemeria & The UK Cut Flower Industry'. Some of us visited Crosslands Nursery last summer and were most impressed by the enterprise. We hope that Ben will bring some Alstroemeria for us to buy.

Monday October 29: Annual General Meeting and Harvest Supper

A brief business meeting – we hope we shall be able to welcome a new committee member as well as new Secretary; followed as usual by our shared Harvest supper. A reminder to bring your own plates, cutlery, etc. as well as a dish or two to share – home cooked and maybe home grown after this terrific summer.

Monday November 26: Diana Morgan

A visit to Organic and Permaculture projects in Cuba. Diana Morgan has been on two fascinating trips to organic and permaculture projects in Cuba. She will talk about these visits and the background to the development of these systems, accompanied by photographs.

Spring 2019 Meetings

Monday January 28: Members’ Evening

As last year, for any discussion, questions, sharing of experience over the past year and any topics of local interest. We are going to have a “tasting” again, of preserves, jam, etc. we have made; so do bring up to two samples of your best and most interesting.

Monday February 25: Martin Jarvis of Culberry Herbs

On growing herbs and vegetable plants. A very interesting and important part of our cultivation..

Monday March 25: Michael Joseph “Art and the Garden”.

Michael tells us “This is a bit of fun and is interactive with my audience although they do not need to be artistic. It includes sculpture but is more about design, which colours to put where, hard or soft edges, structures, form etc. The audience will understand why they like something and why it works. They can think differently about their own gardens.”

Monday April 29: Barry Newman: Growing Vegetables

Barry is a popular expert on cultivating vegetables, and has been a judge at many shows. He is coming at a good moment to give us his advice on how to manage our own vegetables through the spring and summer.

Monday May 20: Plant Swop and Spring Fling

Hoping that we have all profited from the April meeting, we may have numerous seedlings and young plants to bring and exchange. (Please remember that if they do not find a home they go back to yours!) And of course our traditional shared supper of home cooked food. (See October notice).