The National Vegetable Society (NVS) exists to help gardeners improve the growing of vegetables.
The Surrey District Association welcomes everyone interested in growing vegetables, herbs and fruit to its programme of talks which are normally held at East Horsley Village Hall, KT24 6QT. Five minutes walk from Horsley train station. For more information about our talks and events please email the Programme, Events, and Visits Secretary, Beth Otway: email@example.com
The National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association AGM, will be held at 10.30am, in the Lovelace Room at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT, from 10.30am, on Saturday 16th February 2019. The AGM will be followed by lunch at 12 noon, at La Meridiana. Please email Beth Otway to book your place, Beth@pumpkinbeth.com
On Wednesday 13th March 2019, at 8pm, we will welcome Vegetable Expert, Barry Newman NDH, FNVS. Barry will be joining us for a talk entitled ‘Growing in Containers’, in the Main Hall of East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.
On Wednesday 10th April 2019, at 8pm, we look forward to welcoming Vegetable Expert Ian Clemens, for a talk entitled ‘New Vegetable Varieties’, at 8pm, at Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1BP.
On Thursday 9th May 2019, at 8pm, we look forward to welcoming Dahlia Specialist, Darren Everest. Darren will be joining us for a talk entitled, ‘How I Grow Dahlias’, this event takes place in the Main Hall of East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.
On Wednesday 28th August 2019, at 7.30pm, we are holding a Mini Show in the Main Hall, at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.
On Thursday 10th October 2019, at 8pm, we'll be joined by Potato Expert Alan Wilson, for a talk entitled, ‘The Potato’. This event takes place in the Main Hall, at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.
On Thursday 7th November 2019, at 8pm, we'll be joined by Chartered Horticulturist, Steven Desmond, for a talk entitled, ‘Within these Walls: the Kitchen Garden’, a review of fruit and vegetable cultivation in kitchen gardens from the 17th century to the present day. This event takes place in the Main Hall, at East Horsley Village Hall, Kingston Avenue, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6QT.
Speaker meetings, unless otherwise stated are: Visitors £3.00, RHS Students £2, Affilated Society members £1.00, NVS members free.
At each of our meetings we hold a raffle, have delicious home-made cake, tea and coffee and refreshments as well as a plant and produce sale.
For more information on the National Vegetable Society Surrey District Association's Talks, Meetings, Outings and Events please contact The Programme and Visits Secretary, Beth Otway - firstname.lastname@example.org 01483 420989.
Annual membership fees for National Vegetable Society
Couples (at same adress) £19.00
Educational Establishments £15.00
Join on line at www.nvsuk.org.uk/join-us.html
Mr Neil Hope F.N.V.S.
Tel no. 01932 844183
Previous talks have included:-
"Growing Vegetables" by Michael Abel
"Land of the Giants" by Ian Clemens
"In Search of Unusual Edibles" by Paul Barney
"The Two Hour a Week Allotment" by Peter Almond
"Successional Sowing and No Dig Gardening" by Charles Dowding
"Vegetable Breeding and New Vegetable Varieties" by Dr Jamie Claxton
"No Dig Vegetable Gardening" by Matthew Styles-West
"Growing for the Kitchen" by Paul Patton
"The Head Gardener's Year" by Mark Saunders
"A Year in Our Garden" by Sherie Plumb
"Growing Apples and Pears" by Gerry Edwards
"Gardeners' Question Time" by Richard Bailey, Neil Hope and Richard White
"The Wonderful World of the Honey Bee" by Lucy Frost
"Vegetables and Vegetable Growing" by Paul Templeton
"Greenhouses and Vegetables" by Ray Broughton
"Vegetable Photography" by Mike Sleigh
"The Worst Pests of Last Year" by Andrew Halstead
"Growing Vegetables in a Small Garden" by Geoff Hawkins
"Vegetable Growing - Techniques, Ideas and Advice" by Barry Newman
"Vegetable diseases" by Geoff Denton
"Fruit for a small garden" by Jim Arbury
"Vegetables And Italian Trends In Cultivation And Gastronomy" by Sabatino Urzo
"Working With Alien Pests And Diseases" by Andrew Gaunt
"Fertilisers For Vegetable Growing" by Guy Barter
"Allotments in Japan" by Richard Wiltshire
"Stress-free allotments: avoiding gluts and pests" by Victoria Ennion
"What is organic vegetable growing" by Dusty Miller
"Growing better veg in 2013" by David Thornton, FNVS
"Vegetable growing" by Paul Templeton
"A practical guide to vegetable growing" by Mark Saunders
"Vegetable seed breeding" by Dr Peter Dawson
"Fruit for the small garden" by Peter Collett
"Growing herbs" by Claire Brown
"Choosing your cultivars" by Richard White
"Modern Kitchen Garden" by Barry Newman F.N.V.S.
"Tantalizing tomatoes" by Sally Coleman
"Vegetables through the year" by John Branham F.N.V.S.
"Potatoes and Runner Beans" by Sherie Plumb
"Companion Planting" by Ray Broughton
"The Edible Garden" by Jim England
"From Seed to Plate - Italian Style" by Paolo Arrigio
“Organic Ideas in Practice” by Alistair Cruickshank
“Runner Bean Masterclass” by John Trim F.N.V.S.
“Herbs for house and garden” by Richard Bailey F.N.V.S.
“Vegetable growing in containers” by Len Stebbings F.N.V.S.
“Vegetables for table and show” by John Trim F.N.V.S.
The Surrey District Association was formed in 2005 to provide members in and around Surrey with an opportunity to meet and talk about their passion for vegetables, herbs, salads and fruit. Some members are qualified vegetable judges and can answer questions on the best varieties to grow, the best time to sow, improving the soil conditions and how to protect your plants from pests. We also appear at special events run from RHS Wisley each Summer and Autumn.
The health benefits of vegetables are well publicized. Perhaps you are striving for your 5 a day but don’t like the quality of the shop produce and wonder how to grow your own. Do you want just a few herbs and salad ingredients or do you plan to keep the family in potatoes and greens for the whole year? The National Vegetable Society is here to help you. Every member started sometime and each has successes and failures. Come to the meetings and learn from the experts so your vegetable growing improves along with your health.
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