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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 23rd February, Clare Skelton the Diector of the Flax farm in Horsham will give a talk entitled 'Fabulous Flax - Uses and Benefits'.

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 opportunity 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 day will be held on 10th March. More details can be obtained by visiting http://www.ecolocalmarkets.org.uk/?cat=4

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. The cost is just £4 per session for which cycles and supervision 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.

Now for some Easter Holiday fun at Sutton Ecology Centre!

On Tuesday 3rd April from 10.30am to 12.00 noon repeated from 1.30pm to 3.00pm it will be Wild Story Time. Listen to Julia Donaldson’s Monkey Puzzle, and see if you can help Monkey solve his puzzle and find his mummy, go pond dipping to find other baby creatures and finish with some craft to take home. The event is designed for age 3+ and the cost will be £5.50 per child. Siblings are welcome and booking is essential. To book click here.

On Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April from 11.00am to 2.00pm there will be a Chicks and Chickens Egg Hunt. Join us for our Easter egg hunt, find eggs from different birds and meet chickens and chicks and then make your own egg craft to take home. This is suitable for age 3+and the cost will be £4.50 per child Just drop in - no booking required.

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