The Forum organises regular meetings which are open to all. Future meetings are shown below. The list should be updated at least every three months. Other meetings of interest are sometimes included.
Saturday 8th June Farnham Community Farm's Sustainability Fayre. Hot food, wildlife talks, children's events, games, delicious fresh produce. Our stall will showcase various GEF projects including our Swifts Project. Please come and support us. Stagecoach bus 65, Guildford-Farnham, stops right outside.
1100 to 1600. Gostrey Meadow, Farnham GU9 7RT.
Tuesday 11th June, Church and Earth: why ecological crisis matters to the Church, and why the Church matters for environmental action. Open lecture by Ian Christie, of the Centre for Environment & Sustainability, University of Surrey, and environmental advisor to the Diocese of Southwark.
2000. Trinity Centre, Trinity Churchyard, Guildford GU1 3HN.
Sunday 18th August Mane Chance Open Day: GEF Apple Pressing. Mane Chance is a horse and pony rescue charity, and there will be a diverse range of stalls raising money for the charity. All stallholders, including GEF, will donate a proportion of their takings to Mane Chance. We'll be in the orchard, so bring your apples and plastic bottles to take home the juice. And the children love helping us with the pressing, as well as drinking the result! 1200 to 1700. Mane Chance Sanctuary, Monkshatch Garden Farm, Doen Lane, Compton, GU3 1DL.
Thursday 29th August Scything at Rosamund Garden. Mark Allery is back to to run our tenth year of scything courses for beginners and improvers. Please come and help us manage our grass and top up your scything skills. Sell your strimmer – you'll never need it again. Everything will be provided, including refreshments, but please bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. You'll learn how to set up the scythe for your body shape, the right technique for best results, how to sharpen the blade, peening (what's that?), the story of hay and scything, etc. 1000 to 1600. Meet at Rosamund Garden at the top of Longdown Road, GU4 8PP. Park along the grass verge. Cost £35 per head, discounts available. Please register with John Bannister to discuss arrangements – 01483 570468 or 07443 914347.
Sunday 1st September Live Local, Love Winkworth: GEF Apple Pressing. We'll be apple pressing again in this lovely setting just south of Godalming. Please bring your apples and plastic bottles to take home the juice. And bring the children because they love what we do and like to help us wash, cut, grind, pound and press. 1100 to 1600. Details from John Bannister – 01483 570468 or 07443 914347.