BLEWBURY AND UPTON VILLAGE PRODUCE ASSOCIATION

January 30, 2017

Your Local Village Gardening Club

The VPA is organising two outings this year. We also have events throughout 2017 which are listed below.

Full details of the outings will be issued in the Blewbury Bulletin and Upton News prior to the event. You will need to register four weeks before the event. If interested, register at the Blewbury Post Office or contact: Margaret Maytham on 01235 850126 or Eileen Bracken on 01235 510095 or contact us on vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com

SATURDAY 17th JUNE (day visit) – TRIP TO GARDENERS’ WORLD LIVE AT THE NEC BIRMINGHAM

Watch expert gardeners in action. Enjoy Show Gardens, Floral Marquee and much more…

SATURDAY 12th AUGUST (day visit) – DAY VISIT TO KEW GARDENS, LONDON

Kew Gardens houses the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”. Founded in 1840, from the exotic garden at Kew Park, its living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants.

 EVENTS

TUESDAY 2nd MARCH VPA “COMMITTEE MEMBERS’ TALKS” at BLEWBURY MANOR BARN – 7.30pm Three short talks on: Chickens on the allotment. How to make great compost. Growing & propogating snowdrops.
SAT. 8th JULY ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW at BLEWBURY VILLAGE HALL 2.30pm – 4.00pm
SUN. 22nd OCT PLANT & CAKE SALE AT THE RED LION, 1.00pm – 3.00pm with Sustainable Blewbury’s Apple Day
WED. 1st NOV ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – The Vale Room, Blewbury Village Hall – 7.00pm 
SAT. 2nd DEC ANNUAL SOCIAL at UPTON VILLAGE HALL – 7.00pm

We look forward to seeing you on our trips and at our events in the forthcoming months.

DID YOU KNOW? In the late 1700s Napoleon offered a prize of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a method of preserving food. Healthy daily rations were essential to feed a huge army on the march. It was over 10 years before Nicolas Appert, a confectioner known as the ‘father of canning’, scooped the award for his method of preserving food in airtight glass bottles.   Happy Gardening,  Eileen