Grow Your Own Bread – A Free Talk

Date/Time Location Course facilitator
17 Sep 2021 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield Paul Lovatt-Smith

Paul has been trying to grow wheat and make bread from it for several years, and has had several sucesses in recent years. He has made many mistakes along the way, but recent successes have given him the confidence to talk about it in public. Come and learn about his no-till, organic methods of growing heritage wheat and find out what it has to do with the Taj Mahal, Diodorus Siculus and Vitamin C. If we are really lucky, we may even get to try some of his bread on the night!

This is a free talk, for existing members of the Small Farm Training Group, and for those who are thinking of joining us, please do come along and have a taste of what we offer, if you like what you see, you will be able to join as a member on the night for just £20.

The meeting will be on Friday September 17th at the Goward Hall, Cade Street, Heathfield, TN21 9BU, and will start at 7.30 with the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit before our speaker starts their talk at 8.00pm. Please enter the hall via the front door not the side door as that is for the badminton club in the main hall.

We have use of the kitchen so we can still provide refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own drinks, or get a carry out from the Half Moon Pub just up the road. The Pub will also be open for meals before our meeting, should anyone want to dine out. Entry to the hall is from the B2096, there is plenty of parking, and the hall has access for wheelchair users.

We need a volunteer to make the tea and coffee and do the washing up. Please contact Jenny or Cliff  if you can help (01435 862485,

You will be able to browse our library boxes and select books, videos, DVDs etc to borrow. Please put 50p per item borrowed in the pink pig and write the date, your name and book etc reference number in the log book. When returning items, please ensure that you strike out your details from the log book, this helps Jenny to keep tabs on everything. The money goes towards the purchase of new books, DVDs etc.

We also invite our members to bring their own produce to all of our Friday Night Meetings, so please bring your wallet or purse if you wish to purchase direct from a local supplier. Our members bring anything from Honey and Eggs, to Free Range Sausages, from Soap to Sloe Gin, from Lamb to Face Cream. (Please note produce purchases can only be made in cash, there is not a card option as you are buying from a small, often home rearing producer).

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