VPA Autumn News

Well, another growing season is almost at an end and I expect many of us are harvesting and freezing, bottling or drying our produce to be able to enjoy it during the coming winter months.

One of the opportunities available to anyone who has a surplus of apples in their garden is to convert them into apple juice with the help of Sustainable Blewbury.  On SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER (1pm – 3pm) we will be joining Sustainable Blewbury with our annual PLANT AND CAKE SALE at the RED LION, BLEWBURY.   We look forward to seeing you there.

Really pleased to hear that the visit to Kew Gardens in August was very well supported and that everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wonders of this amazing place.   I was in Scotland at the time and part of my trip was a visit to Cape Wrath (how many of you have heard it mentioned in the shipping forecast on Radio 4?). It was amazing, but I’m sure the coach to Kew was a lot smoother than the bumpy ride to the Cape Wrath lighthouse!

It’s also the time of year for having our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and this takes place at 7pm onwards on WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER in the VALE ROOM at BLEWBURY VILLAGE HALL (includes wine and nibbles).  Look forward to seeing you there.

For the last four years the VPA has had a very successful and enjoyable ANNUAL SOCIAL and this year will be no exceptionThe Social is booked for SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER (7pm – 10pm) at UPTON VILLAGE HALL.   This year will be  “A London Evening” with food, quizes, games and lots of fun.  Watch this space for more details.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the above events.

DID YOU KNOW ?  The peach is native to China and it is thought to have reached the Mediterranean region in roughly 2000 BC via the Silk Road.

Happy Gardening

Eileen