Landworkers’ Alliance AGM 2016

At long last we have come round to that time of year again. This year our AGM will be held at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum on Sunday 20th November, with farm tours on Monday 21st November.

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The AGM is open to all of our members, and membership will be available on the door (though filling out a membership form online prior to the AGM would be preferable).

Please fill out the form below if you would like to come.

The AGM is always a great opportunity to meet other landworkers from around the UK as well as finding out what we have been up to through the year, and having your say in what we will be up to over the coming year.

When?

20th-21st November 2016

Where?

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Sussex

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What?

We will post a provisional programme soon. However, the AGM will start at 10:30 on Sunday, and the meeting will continue until around 5:30-6pm. We will be working on our post Brexit British Agricultural Policy document, so you can have a chance to have your say in that. We will then have dinner and some traditional sussex folk music, followed by some music by The Burning Glass. We need to be out of the building by 10am on Monday, after which we will be having farm tours in the area.

There will be a bar in the evening with local ales.

Booking

Booking is essential – please fill out the form below if you would like to come. Don’t forget, you must be member to come to the AGM. If you are not, but would like to come, please fill out the membership form online.

 I would like to sleep at the venue I would like to come on the farm tours on the Monday

 I would like to be collected from Chichester Train station

 I am coming by car and have spaces for the farm tours on Monday (if so please let us know how many spaces you have in the comments box)

 I have dietary requirements (please put more info. below if appropriate)

Cost

The AGM itself is free, but we ask for £15 for those who can afford it to cover the cost of food (this includes lunch and dinner on Sunday, and breakfast on Monday).

Accommodation

There will be simple indoor style camping available at the venue so bring your sleeping mats and sleeping bags! For a list of alternative local accommodation see the museums’ recommendations.

Farm tour on Monday 21st November

We will be able to have a look around the museum which hosts a large selection of historic buildings set in 40 acres on the Monday morning. There will then be a visit to Ed’s Veg at Devil’s Lane Market Garden, which is a 2 acre venture which is coming to the end of its first season supplying local pubs and independent shops with salad and baby vegetables (leeks, parsnips, carrots and beets) and is on its way to becoming a community supported agriculture scheme.  Ed has been growing salads in polytunnels on another site for several years, but will describe the process of starting a market garden from scratch on a sandy site in the commuter belt, as well as the beef club, that he operates with others on a local National Trust common.