Sutton Environment Events Listing

If you are interested in growing organic fruit and vegetables and encouraging wildlife, why not join others with the same attitude at Surrey Organic Gardening Group?

SOGG holds meetings at 7.30pm on the last Friday of each month at Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton. Surrey SM5 2DL. On 28th April, the group is delighted to announce the visit of John Negus, gardener, broadcaster, photographer and journalist who will give an illustrated talk entitled 'Borders of Distinction'. John is well known as a regular contributor to Amateur Gardener, Women's Weekly and Radios Surrey and Sussex.

For more information on the work of the group and further details of forthcoming events, visit the Surrey Organic Gardening website or email

Would you like to meet new people with similar interests? Do you want to improve your gardening skills? Can you use some fresh home grown produce? You can have it all at the EcoLocal Volunteer Sessions at the Community Allotment!

The sessions help you connect with nature through planting, pruning and harvesting with the support of an experienced gardener. It is all free and you do not need to book or commit yourself. You simply turn up suitably dressed and shod and off you go.

Vounteer sessions are held twice a week at Westmead Allotment, Colston Avenue, Carshalton SM5 2PW- on Mondays from 1.00 to 3.00 pm and on Fridays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

For more details telephone EcoLocal on 020 8404 1522, email or look at the appropriate section of the Local Food website

EcoLocal run a Farmers' Market in Wallington on the second Saturday of each month offering everyone the oppotunity to buy quality produce at good prices from local suppliers. You can help the environment, save money and feed your family well all at the same time.

The next market will be held on Saturday 13th May from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at Old Town Hall Gardens, Wallington (near the library). There will be a special selection of quality meat, fish, wine, cheeses, speciality breads and other foods available for you to enjoy.

Visit the relevant section of the website for details.

Now is your chance to get cycling! Whether you are new to cycling, have a disability, are a nervous about cycling on public roads or just out of practice and need a refresher, there is an opporunity for you to develop skills with the help of friendly instructors. It all takes place at the David Weir Arena, Middleton Road, Carshalton SM5 1SL on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (although priority is given to groups and special needs users from 11.00am)

No booking or commitment is needed - just turn up. Cycles are provided and you can take it at your own pace. You can have it all - keep fit, meet new people and the relax with car-free cycling. Telephone 020 8404 1522 for details or visit the ecolocal cycling website.

Enjoy Sutton will be contimuing their Farmers and Artisan weekend Markets in 2017.

This will be your chance to meet local farmers and suppliers of a wide range of fresh produce and an opportunity to buy at attractive prices.

The next market will be held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May from 10.00am to 5.00 pm in Sutton High Street outside Waterstones.

Enjoy Sutton invite you to visit their website where you can find out about their news, events and competitions

EcoLocal will be running another of its very popular Food Growing courses designed to be suitable for anyone whether just starting out or experienced and looking to develop his or her skills. The course will cover site preparation, planting techniques, soil feeding, harvesting and storing and will run for six successive Saturday mornings.

It will start on 30th September, will cost £75 and be held at Carshalton Community Allotment, Colston Avenue, Carshalton SM5 2PW. Completion entitles the user to an AQA qualification but there will an additional charge for the certificate if it is required.

For more details or to book email, telephone 020 8404 1522 or visit the website.