What's New at the South Lakeland Orchard Group
SLOG - The South Lakeland Orchard Group
All of our events are free to members. We welcome new members who can join at the event - just £10 for a couple, and £8 singles. Alternatively, look on our joining page and contact Adam who will get you signed up now.
Dates for Your Diary, and More!
Saturday & Sunday May 30th & 31st CountryFest, at the Westmorland Showground, Crooklands, Kendal.
The SLOG stand will be in the Grow Your Own area.
For more information go to: http://www.westmorlandshow.co.uk/index.html
Summer Orchard Visit, date to be advised, hopefully in June
Saturday 18 th July – Open Day at Sizergh Castle
Details to follow on SLOG website in due course and in next Newsletter.
Further Dates for your Diary
|Sat||15-Aug||1.30-4.30pm||Budding & Summer Pruning Workshop, Growing Well|
|Sat||22-Aug||2.00-5.00pm||Summer Pruning Workshop, Brantwood|
|Thurs||10-Sep||9.00am-5.00pm||Westmorland County Show, Lane Farm, Crooklands|
|Sat & Sun||19/20 Sept||Sizergh Castle Juicing Day|
|Sat||26-Sep||10.00am-4.00pm||Apple Pressing at Wilf's Cafe, Staveley|
|Sat||03-Oct||Arnside AONB Apple Day|
|Sat||03-Oct||10.30am-4.00pm||Ford Park Apple Day, Ulverston|
|Sat||10-Oct||10.00am-4.00pm||SLOG Members Apple Pressing Day at Witherslack|
|Sun||11-Oct||10.00am-4.00pm||Apple Day at Acorn Bank|
|Tues||24-Nov||7.30pm||Winter Talk 7.30pm, Levens Institute|
Spring Newsletter is now available
Andy has done another great job in creating an fascinating and readable newsletter with some very interesting articles about new and old apple varieties, orchards to visit, moles and new types of fruit as well as a round-up of SLOG events and updates on SLOG services, products and activities
Apple Trees for Sale
For SLOG's apple trees, grafted this year, and now ready for planting, please see our Apple Trees for Sale page. SLOG has speically selected varieties and rootstocks that do well here in the North West. Price £13.50. Please contact Adele.
Bob Bradley also has trees for sale. Please contact Bob direct for more information and prices.
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SLOG's Committee Officers
Our officers are:
Chair: Penny Hinsinger
Membership Secretary: Adam Rubinstein.
Adam has been on the SLOG committee for several years. He says:
I am passionate about gardening, particularly fruit and vegetables. Although growing apples at 750 ft on poor soil does have it’s challenges, I manage to get apples most years. Soft fruit does better, particularly blackcurrants, gooseberries and blueberries. I am also interested in yoga, healthy lifestyles and alternative medicine.”
Adam can be contacted about all membership issues on firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Adam Walker
The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria
Our chairman, Andy Gilchrist has written a book about the apple varieties and orchards of Cumbria. It is now on sale, for £9.00 + P&P and can also be ordered direct from Andy by contacting him on email@example.com.