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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. On November 24th the group is delighted to welcome Margaret Easter, RHS listed speaker, professional gardener and photographer.

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 11th November from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at Old Town Hall Gardens, Wallington (near the library). Please note that there will not be any stalls at the front of the Old Town hall as a Remembrance Service is being held there. These stalls will be relocated.

Visit the relevant section of the website for details.

EcoLocal can help your to make your school greener. Your pupils will be helped to design a wildlife area, shown what to plant and when and how to grow plants that are interesting and attractive.

If this is of interest email hazel@ ecolocal.org.uk or telephone 020 8404 1522.

Note that this offer is only available to schools in Sutton and Epsom & Ewell. Sorry if you teach in other boroughs.

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).

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 popular Food Growing courses starting 21st April 2018. It will be held at Carshalton Community Allotment, run for six Saturday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm, be AQA certificated and cost £75.

You can book a place using the website.

Sutton Ecology Centre and Wildings School are combining to set up Woodpeckers Pre-school Nature Club. It will offer relaxed outdoor fun with songs, stories, activities and walks for pre-school children every Thursday, either from 10.00 to 11.30am or from 12.30 to 2.00pm, starting on 9th November.

The club will be held at Queen Mary's Woodland, Carshalton, just off Diamond Jubilee Way. No booking is needed - just drop in. The cost will be £7 per child.

For more details email biodiversity @sutton.gov.uk

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