SE Essex Seed Potato Day: Saturday 25 February 2017 (updated 11 February)

SE Essex Seed Potato Day is organised and run entirely by volunteers from both SE Essex Organic Gardeners and local charity, Trust Links. Please do put the date in your diary and please check our website for updates -
  • Approximately 40 varieties of seed potato (some organic) sold individually at 15p per tuber!
  • Onion sets, Stuttgart Giant and Red Baron: 90p per half pound
  • Garlic, Vigour White and Germidour Pink: £1 each
  • Organic Potato Fertiliser: £3.50p per 1 kg
  • Chicken Pellets: £1.50 per 2 kg   
  • Dalefoot Composts
  • Southend Seed Swap
  • Allotment advice from Jeff Barber, currently the Representative covering the Eastern Region of The National Allotment Society
  • The Soil Association's latest organic research literature
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March Talk Changes

A change to our stated March talk, as Slow Food Anglia pulled out due to work commitments. ‘A History of Easton Lodge – The Countess and Her Gardens’. The Gardens, grounds and whole estate of Easton Lodge date back to Tudor times and are situated a few minutes outside the historic market town of Great Dunmow, … [Read more…]

Four months’ free membership if you join by the end of February!

Four months’ free membership!  If you join by the end of February, your membership will last until 30th June next year, plus entry into free prize draw for £20 gift voucher. We meet six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November at The Cheryl Centre, GrowingTogether Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG (corner of Fairfax Drive and Prittlewell Chase) from 19:00. Single Membership is £8 per annum. Family Membership is £12 per annum and includes members of one family living at the same address. Plus visit to local organic garden or allotment! For further details, please contact Carole Shorney: or download our membership application form, here. … [Read more…]

Potatoes Procured

Thanks to Jane, Mike, Ron and Vic for going to Stonham Barns (very comfy and warm now!) and successfully picking up our order for Potato Day on Saturday 25 February. As you can see from the photos, all eyes were scrutinising quality and correct quantity! In the end, they collected 46 varieties, including 17 organic. … [Read more…]