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The Yalding Gardens Christmas Fair is being held on Sunday 28th November 2010; from 10am to 6pm.

“…Indulge in an exceptional Christmas-shopping experience at this boutique event with its fine selection of locally-produced food, gifts, fashion & jewellery…”

Full details on the Yalding Gardens’ website – here.

The autumn events programme is now on the Gardens’ website, here – including a children’s event every day through the half-term period – 25th to 29th October.

Enjoy a guided tour by Head Gardener, Sheryl Richardson followed by an evening talk by former head gardener and organics expert, Nick Robinson.  There will be plenty of opportunity to ask Sheryl and Nick questions throughout the tour and after the talk.

The evening will begin at 18.00 and finish at approx. 21.00. Suitable for 16+ Booking essential. Please call 01622 814650

Cost: £12.00 non members £10.00 members

Price includes, tour, talk and light refreshments.

The Soil Association are asking…

“If you care about the food your children eat at school and want them to have the start in life they deserve, then please sign up to the Save our School Dinners! petition – and encourage all your friends and family to do the same. It takes less than a minute to do.”

Information here and petition here.

A note from the Gardens, regarding wheelchair and disabled access…

We have wheelchair access to the café and shop.

If we are told in advance we can set a table up in the café with suitable access and space to sit. There is also an accessible toilet.

We have disabled parking directly at the front of our entrance and a path to the door to give good access for wheelchair users. If you are coming on a weekend, you can ask us to book a space. However, there are often free spaces available there.

Hari Covert goes underground at Yalding Gardens for an apple themed dinner,  as part of a special day of Apple Celebrations on Saturday 23rd October.

Booking and other details on the official website, here.

Hari Covert website, here.

The following appears in KWT’s latest email newsletter…

Heartless hay theft leaves livestock food supplies short

104 bales of hay worth an estimated £600 have been stolen from the Trust’s nature reserve at Marden Meadow near Staplehurst this week.

A vigilant resident became suspicious when he noticed that the reserve gate had been left wide open for a prolonged period and immediately alerted the Trust.

The Trust’s Weald Area Warden, Matt Hayes said: ‘This callous act would have been highly visible from the Marden Road and it would have taken some considerable time to load a large truck or trailer. We now need to buy our hay to keep our livestock fed through the winter months.’

The police are dealing with the matter, but if anyone has seen any suspicious activities going on at the reserve recently, can they please call the Trust on 01622 662012 or email matt.hayes@kentwildlife.org.uk.

That’s the official one of course….

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