Welcome to the Staffordshire Smallholders' Association.

We are a group interested in animals, horticulture, the countryside and rural activities. The Association is open to all - whether you have several acres of land or just a window box.

The group meets monthly on a Saturday, most recently at Brocton Village Hall, ST17 0TW, for speakers on a variety of topics. The programme is set by the members to cover topics in which they are interested. Recent meetings have covered areas as diverse as Waste Reduction, The Woodland Trust and Hedgehogs.

There are also off-site visits to local farms and other places of interest.  Recently we have enjoyed a visit and BBQ at a member's holding, a trip to a traditionally managed wood, a visit to see some heavy horses, and a very hands-on lambing practical.

This year's full programme can be found on the page "About".

If you are interested in joining Staffordshire Smallholders' Association, or coming along to a meeting as a visitor, please contact us - details are on the Contacts page.

An annual subscription to the Association is £20 per family. Becoming a member means that you can attend any of our events and meetings with no further charge, and it will help us to maintain the high quality of speakers and outings that we can offer. Payment can be made in cash, by cheque or BACS transfer. Cheques should be made payable to Staffordshire Smallholders' Association please and sent to The Treasurer, New House, Rodbaston, Penkridge. ST19 5PG.

Visitors are very welcome at any of our meetings.  Bring some money for refreshments and the raffle and come along to see what we are about.

We have also formed links with other local associations:

The Forest of Mercia CIC project at Hilton Green runs a a range of workshops throughout the year; check out their website - www.forestofmercia.com - for full details. Further information is also available by emailing info@forestofmercia.com or check their Facebook page.

Derbyshire Smallholders Association are one of our neighbouring groups. They meet at Darley Dale on the last Thursday of the month for a prompt 8pm start. They are a small group and looking to liaise with other local Associations. Do check out their programme of events on their website: www.derbyshiresmallholders.co.uk

The Secretary, Andy Dale, who can be contacted on secretary@derbyshiresmallholders.co.uk

Our members are always willing to share their skills and knowledge.  If you have a specific question please visit our What We Offer page.

Meetings update 
After a couple of years of virtual meetings, we are delighted that we are once again meeting in person.
From April 2022 we will be doing a trial of a combined real and virtual meeting. Those who are happy to attend a real meeting can do so, while we will try simultaneously to connect virtually with members who are not able to attend or may still be isolating. 
We are no longer able to use our previous meeting room at the Rodbaston Campus of S Staffs College, so our meetings will be at Brocton Village Hall for the foreseeable future.
We have put together an exciting programme of events which can be found under the "About" tab.