A very warm welcome to both the existing and recently joined members of Sustainable Living Initiative (SLI). You’re now a member of a community gardening scheme which was started 12 years ago. We hope you will enjoy being part of it.
SLI membership is a forum for discussion, sharing ideas and skills and initiating and managing practical action projects related to organic food growing and nature conservation. Whether you are interested in growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, or in learning about bees, wildlife and forest gardening or in improving gardening and cooking skills, you will find a lot going on.
All SLI members get a 10% discount on our training sessions as well as on our produce for sale. As SLI members, you can join our Sustainable Living Cooperative Group where you can buy Suma products at wholesale price.
Because SLI is run by volunteers, the long-term sustainability of the organisation depends on your cooperation and active participation. Please do let us know if you would like to help in any way.
Our regular fortnightly Newsletter has been suspended for a while. We would like to hear from you what is the best way of communicating about our activities and events for example, members’ page on our website, face book, Newsletter, …?
Call for new trustees of Sustainable Living Initiative
We currently have two Trustees vacancies. If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please e-mail me on sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk, along with a copy of your CV.

SLI Evaluation
We need to know what difference our work has made to our members. Such information is important for us to know what we have done well and how can we further improve our services.

SLI Trustees have appointed Roberta Manners as an external evaluator for this purpose. She will be contacting you all by e-mail within a week. If you for some reason do not wish to be contacted, please let me know (sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk) by Sunday 27th November.

Thank you once again for joining SLI and I look forward to working with you all in the days to come.

Mahesh Pant

Bluebell Grow Our Own

Shed Opening Hours

The centre shed is now not officially open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings until mid February, although some of us will probably be up there on those days. You can go in the shed with a key of course, but please remember to put the keys back in their place!

Strawberry plants:
We’ve been given a lot of strawberry plants. If you want some, they are outside the polytunnel. Help yourself!

Tools and sheds day in early November:
This seems to have been very good and thanks to all who turned up to help.

Vacant plots:
We still have some vacant plots. Please tell your friends and show anyone interested around. To be allocated a plot, please email admin@grow-our-own.co.uk or ring 920570 or 07969 996646.


More news soon…