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Sutton Environment Events Listing

If you are interested in growing organic fruit and vegetables and encouraging wildlife, why not join others with the same attitude at Surrey Organic Gardening Group?

SOGG holds meetings at 7.30pm on the last Friday of each month at Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton. Surrey SM5 2DL. There are no meetings in July or August but on September 29th Rupert Matthews, historian and author, will give a talk entitled 'The History of the English Garden'.

For more information on the work of the group and further details of forthcoming events, visit the Surrey Organic Gardening website or email surreyorganic@yahoo.co.uk

Would you like to meet new people with similar interests? Do you want to improve your gardening skills? Can you use some fresh home grown produce? You can have it all at the EcoLocal Volunteer Sessions at the Community Allotment!

The sessions help you connect with nature through planting, pruning and harvesting with the support of an experienced gardener. It is all free and you do not need to book or commit yourself. You simply turn up suitably dressed and shod and off you go.

Vounteer sessions are held twice a week at Westmead Allotment, Colston Avenue, Carshalton SM5 2PW- on Mondays from 1.00 to 3.00 pm and on Fridays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

For more details telephone EcoLocal on 020 8404 1522, email food@ecolocal.org.uk or look at the appropriate section of the Local Food website

EcoLocal run a Farmers' Market in Wallington on the second Saturday of each month offering everyone the oppotunity to buy quality produce at good prices from local suppliers. You can help the environment, save money and feed your family well all at the same time.

The next market will be held on Saturday 9th September from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at Old Town Hall Gardens, Wallington (near the library). There will be a special selection of quality meat, fish, wine, cheeses, speciality breads and other foods available for you to enjoy.

Visit the relevant section of the website for details.

Now is your chance to get cycling! Whether you are new to cycling, have a disability, are a nervous about cycling on public roads or just out of practice and need a refresher, there is an opporunity for you to develop skills with the help of friendly instructors. It all takes place at the David Weir Arena, Middleton Road, Carshalton SM5 1SL on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (although priority is given to groups and special needs users from 11.00am).

In addition, Wednesdays from 26th July to 30th August from 12.00 noon to 1.00pm will be allocated to families with accompanied children aged 7+.

No booking or commitment is needed - just turn up. Cycles are provided and you can take it at your own pace. You can have it all - keep fit, meet new people and the relax with car-free cycling. Telephone 020 8404 1522 for details or visit the ecolocal cycling website.

EcoLocal will be running another of its very popular Food Growing courses designed to be suitable for anyone whether just starting out or experienced and looking to develop his or her skills. The course will cover site preparation, planting techniques, soil feeding, harvesting and storing and will run for six successive Saturday mornings.

It will start on 30th September, will cost £75 and be held at Carshalton Community Allotment, Colston Avenue, Carshalton SM5 2PW. Completion entitles the user to an AQA qualification but there will an additional charge for the certificate if it is required.

For more details or to book email food@ecolocal.org.uk, telephone 020 8404 1522 or visit the website.

As part of its half term activities, Sutton Ecology Centre will be organising a Halloween Trail on Monday 23rd October and again on Tuesday 24th October from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

Your children will be able to follow the fairies on an ecological adventure and then make a magic wand to take hoime. The cost is £4 and no booking is needed - just drop in.

For more details visit the website.

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