free evening events


saints200The sessions below will all take place at:

The Saints Parish Centre, St. Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TD.

They will all start at 7pm and finish by 9pm with refreshments available.

No booking is required for the sessions below, please just turn up!


Monday 17th August        SEED SAVING GUIDELINESa1273676-5075-4231-b7b5-8f9dc206dca9

with Alan Booth

Alan is a local Seed Guardian for Garden Organic’s Heritage Seed Library. The session will cover: ‘Why save seed?’, ‘Seed saving guidance’, ‘Preserving varieties’ and ‘Seed Storage’. He will focus on peas, beans and tomatoes as examples and we hope to provide a FREE  booklet  on seed saving guidance. Until recently Alan was the Treasurer of Garden Organic.


vegMonday 21st September                  GROWING QUIZ?

with Jennie Street             -mainly Fruit & Veg. Questions!


Jennie runs Rhubarb Farm in Langwith and is famous for her fun gardening quizzes.  

Teams of up to four people can try to win the prize!


Monday 19th October            ALL ABOUT POTATOES!POTSe

with Steve Sansom

Steve volunteers with Transition Chesterfield and runs ‘Potato Day’.

This session will look at growing the best potatoes and FREE samples of different cooked varieties will be available to try.

This will also be the launch of the Potato Day 2016 brochure and website.



Monday 16th November        ORGANIC GARDENING

with Sally Smith

Garden Organic logo MAINSally now lives in the area and until latterly worked for Garden Organic providing information, advice, training and workshops. She recently worked for the BBC with the coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. This session explains exactly what Organic Gardening is, looking at the Garden Organic Guidelines, guiding the grower to best practice as well as defining exactly what is and what isn’t acceptable to be called organic.


We welcome suggestions for further evening events during 2016. Please let us know of an interesting topic you would like us to cover or if you know of a particularly good speaker!