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, usually at the Rodbaston Campus of South Staffordshire College in Penkridge, 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 bumble bees, willow weaving and weighing pigs!  

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 traditionallly managed wood and a stall at Stafford Castle Country Fair and a very hands-on lambing practical.

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

We have also formed links with the Forest of Mercia CIC project at Hilton Green.  They have 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.

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.

A reminder to members that subs are now due for 2019/20. After no increase in the subs for a number of years, this year they have been increased slightly to £20 per family. This will enable 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.

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 2020

16th February 2020
Wild Flowers to attract insects.
This meeting will be held at the Forest of Mercia CIC project at Hilton Green. Expert advice on creating and encouraging wild flowers to attract a wide variety of insects - and a beautiful sight.
Visitors very welcome to join us.
Meeting time and place will be notified shortly.
March 14th 2020
 
Spoon Carving with Mike Taylor

Another session with the our good friend Mike Taylor who manages an area of sustainable woodland. 

Mike has been to talk to us about his woodland, we have visited the site for a guided tour and now he comes to show us how to carve our own unique spoons.

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