Wednesday 18 March 2015 (6-10pm)
This will be held at a new venue
: Hartpury Village Hall, Hartpury Village Hall (NOT the Orchard Centre)
Over Old Road
(just off the A417 and near the Vet centre/ village post office. Coming from Gloucester, take a right on to Over Old Road where you see “Hartpury School” (this is a newish school, NOT the old one on the A417). If you get to the Royal Exchange pub on the A417, you've gone too far!Guest speaker Sarah Orton, Gloucester Folk Museum Curator
Charge: Free for GOT members (and their household) and £2 for non members (waived if you join on the night). Agenda:6-7pm Browse GOT's extensive library
. Beverage refreshments (juice, tea & coffee & biscuits – small charge please). Time to browse the extensive GOT library (at present, this is the only time of the year when the entire library is set up, so do make the most of it!). Feel free to bring your own sandwiches. 7-8pm GOT Business
- including Chairman's report, Treasurer's report, Election of Officers (Chairman, Treasurer), AOB/Question time.
We hope that Charles Martell will give his usual Varietal Research update on Gloucestershire fruit varieties. Many other members of the committee should be on hand, including Chris Wedge of Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme and Dave Kaspar/Helen Brent-Smith/Jim Chapman of The Orchard Centres. We will also be discussing the newly purchased Longney Orchards and planning for their future.8-8.45pm Sarah Orton on “Traditions surrounding orchards and the use of orchard fruits in cooking”
. She will be bringing artefacts from the Museum Service (this talk was postponed in 2014).9-10pm Time to network
, browse again at the library, buy and sell juice, cider, perry or any other merchandise you wish to bring! Opportunity to purchase Charles Martell's Pear and Apple Pomonas!
You may also renew your GOT membership on the night and give renewal money to Ann so that she can log you on the database. 10pm AGM close
We look forward to seeing you! There will also be a raffle (thanks to Kit Turner). If anyone can bring donated “prizes” (not necessarily orchard-related), that would be so helpful, thanks!Nominations
Any nominations for officers (chairman and treasurer) and other items for discussion should be submitted to me, Ann Smith (coordinator/secretary) at least 10 days prior to the AGM.email@example.com
109 Orchard Way, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2AP