AGM Minutes and Plant Sale results.

AGM Minutes

Held – 27 April 2022 Location – Thomas Field Church Hall

Present
Jenny Birks, Glenda Cooper, Chris Mawhood, Josie Jeffrey, David and Anne Heard, Barbara Sheard, Sandra Walsham, Sue Godar, Carolyn Wise, Valerie and Jeremy Neve Foster, Lyn Hyde, David and Pat Seymour, Trevor Fernandez, June Abraham, Alastair and Alison Greene, Stuart and Linda Buchanan-Barrow.

The meeting welcomed the guest speakers, Julia Bolton and Amy Moffatt from Horatio’s Garden.

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Horatio’s Garden talk and AGM

Our AGM will begin tonight at 7pm, (Wednesday 27th April) at the Thomas Field Hall at Little Gaddesden Church. with nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink before the AGM reports and then our speakers for the evening: Julia Bolton, who is heavily involved in the “Horatio’s Garden” at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is passionate about the charity, and Amy Moffett, who was appointed head gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville | Horatio’s Garden (horatiosgarden.org.uk) in January 2021. “Horatio’s Gardens” are being installed in all major spinal units throughout the country and they are hugely influential in the recovery of some patients, as well as being helpful and supportive to relatives, giving them a peaceful place to be away from the ward. The original garden was created in Salisbury where Horatio Chapple was a volunteer until his sudden death aged only 17. This will be a very informative talk and we are delighted that Julia is available to come along.

Horatio’s Garden talk and AGM

Dear Member

Our AGM will begin at 7pm, Wednesday 27th April at the Thomas Field Hall at Little Gaddesden Church. with nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink before the AGM reports (see attachment), and a top up, or coffee, before our speakers for the evening: Julia Bolton, who is heavily involved in the “Horatio’s Garden” at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is passionate about the charity, and Amy Moffett, who was appointed head gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville | Horatio’s Garden (horatiosgarden.org.uk) in January 2021. “Horatio’s Gardens” are being installed in all major spinal units throughout the country and they are hugely influential in the recovery of some patients, as well as being helpful and supportive to relatives, giving them a peaceful place to be away from the ward. The original garden was created in Salisbury where Horatio Chapple was a volunteer until his sudden death aged only 17. This will be a very informative talk and we are delighted that Julia is available to come along. Please put the date in your diary so it does not slip your mind. Agenda and reports can be downloaded below.

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SEED POTATOES

Potato picture

ONLY £2:50 a bag
Cheaper than the garden centres!

First Earlies to plant around late March
Pentland Javelin (good all-round eating and can be used as show potato)
• Winston (good all-round eating and can be used as show potato)

Second Earlies plant early to mid-April
Maris Peer (good all-round eating and can be used as show potato)
• Charlotte (salad potato)

Main Crop plant mid to late April
• Cara (good all-round eating and can be used as show potato)
• King Edward (good all-round eating and can be used as show potato)
• Pink Fir Apple (salad potato)

The seed potatoes come in a 2kg pack ready for you to plant.
Potatoes couldn’t be easier to grow, they can go direct into your garden, or you can have them in tubs, plastic bags, or any container you can find!

Fill with compost and place the seed potatoes on top. Keep them watered and fertilised and you will be able to have fresh potatoes within 3-4 months.
Please visit the VPA store – Sundays 10:12
or contact store@lgvpa.org

Winter Show – Saturday, 12th February 2022

The Winter Show is back on 12th February after missing out last year and we are keen to have as many entries as possible and to get that village feel-good factor going again.

We will have all your usual favourites, Vegetables, Floral Art, Photography, Children’s Classes, Pets, Preserves, Wines & Spirits & Cookery including of course the Gentleman’s Cake Class.

The show schedule explaining all the classes and including the online entry form is now available on the Winter Show page of the website. Entries need to be in by midnight on 9th Feb.

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WINTER SHOW 2022

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12th

Your VPA Committee are keen to hold the Winter Show again, covid prevented us last year, so we are seeking your feedback and support to make a success of it. Of course we will make it a ‘safe’ event so that everyone feels comfortable in taking part whether that be making entries, helping on the day or just enjoying viewing everyone’s hard work!

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