Sorry for the delay everyone but the 2013 Allotment Site winners can now be viewed on our Competitions page!
Our show is once again upon us and it certainly doesn’t seem like a year ago when we held our last one. I thought it might be helpful to you if you are intending to come down to outline the programme for the day.
Date 27th July and to be held at The Maltings in the Barley Room.
Staging time from 8 am to 10.45 with Judging commencing at 11 am
The show will open to everyone at 1 p.m.
Prize giving at 4.15 pm by the Town Mayor.
Your show is part of the Town Show organised by the Maltings. Enclosed you will find a schedule for the show which outlines the classes.
If you are able to enter the show please come and see me when you get there for a parking permit and also an exhibitor pass to get in to the Maltings.
If you are able to put something into the show please do support your show. We do have a small childrens section and would like to see more entries from the children.
We do also have other classes that asks for something you have made from the vegetables/fruit from your allotment that is edible. We also have classes for flowers from your allotment.
We are delighted to announce that the Farnham Allotments 2013 lecture will be delivered by the Head Gardener from Parham House, Sussex.
You can read more about the House and Gardens on the Parham House website.
Date: 20th March 2013
Time: 7pm – 9pm (with tea break)
Location: Farnham Town Council Offices, Farnham
Anyone interested in growing vegetables and gardening generally is invited. Attendance is free.
To reserve your place please contact us and let us know how many people will be in your party.
The latest waiting list figure for an allotment in Farnham is 111 people. Due to an increase in the turnover of allotments this has come down from a figure of 131 people earlier in the year.
If you would like to add your name to the allotment waiting list please contact us.
This is a question that gets raised from time to time I am sure on all of the allotment sites.
As you all probably realise, the rents are subsidised to a significant level by FTC but still some people do question the value of their yearly rent. If the rents were not subsidised we would be paying many times what we do pay.
The liaison committee wanted to try to put together an overview of the benefits received by all FTC allotment holders.
I appreciate that this is potentially a hot topic so we welcome all feedback in the comments below.
- 4 allotment newsletter on a seasonal basis
- 1 free winter lecture (with half-time refreshments!)
- A yearly allotment show held at The Maltings
- Yearly scarecrow competition
- Yearly PumpKing competition
- Yearly allotment competition (best plots)
- Site maintenance
- Water at no extra cost
- A yearly seed purchase saving scheme
- A yearly BBQ (all invited)
- Friendly help at the end of a ‘phone from Kevin
- This website!
Growing Vegetables On Allotments
3rd March 2010
Council Chamber in South Street, Farnham
Speaker: Mr Barry Newman
Barry has been a very successful vegetable grower for many years. He has also been a very successful exhibitor. Barry at present is Chairman of Southern area of the National Vegetable Society.
If you are going to come please let us know by contacting us so we can arrange refreshments.
The meeting has now been re-arranged for 3rd February.
As ever if anyone has any requests for items to be discussed or raised either contact your representative OR reply to this post.
It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Ron Watts MBE. Ron passed away on Sunday 9th August after a long illness.
Ron as you are aware judged our annual allotment competition for many years until this year but would have done it this year if we could have got him round the allotments. Ron also judged our allotment show from it inception and was always willing to help in any way he could.
I had known Ron for many years and he was such a gentleman. He will be sadly missed by us all.
I have found that a petition has been started to try and stop Dow Agrosciences having the suspended chemical weedkiller reinstated that has contaminated so much manure. The petition is http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban and I have signed it. I feel we need to try and stop this as so many crops have been affected by this problem.