Can Ashtead Feed Itself?


We are hoping that our meeting on 30 November in the Peace Memorial Hall will help us start a Transition Ashtead food group.  This will aim to encourage more food growing in Ashtead and so the question of whether Ashtead can ever be completely self-sufficient is food is a good one.

The Surrey Organic Gardening Group has organised a meeting on Friday 27 November with the title “Can Sutton Feed Itself”.  At least two of us from Transition Ashtead are going in the hope that it will help answer the same question for Ashtead.  There is a star speaker – Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association, and the UK’s best known spokesman for organic farming and growing.  The meeting is at Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, off Nightingale Rd Carshalton  SM5 2DL at 7:30pm on Fri 27 November.

If you would like to join us and want to either get or offer a lift, please give me a ring on 01372-378914.

Surrey Organic Gardening Group (SOGG) is a collection of people who enjoy many aspects of gardens and gardening.  They hold regular monthly meetings, often with guest speakers, and also arrange group visits to public gardens and other places of interest.   Their web site is

Derek Smith

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