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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 9 June Sustainability Fayre, 1100 to 1600 at Farnham Gostrey Meadow, GU9 7RT. Farnham Local Food (soon to be known as Farnham Community Farm) will be holding a repeat of its Sustainability Fayre in the heart of Farnham. There will be many stalls of environmentally-friendly local organisations and businesses, talks and entertainment. GEF and Rosamund Garden will be represented there, promoting sustainable transport and gardening. Stagecoach buses to Farnham, including the 65 that runs from Guildford, stop right outside the event. Please come and support us. Contact info@farnhamfood.com

Sunday 19 August Apple pressing at Mane Chance in Compton. Mane Chance is a horse and pony rescue charity, and there will be a diverse range of stalls raising money for the charity. All stall holders, 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. 1200 to 1700.
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Thursday 30 August Scything at Rosamund Garden. Mark Allery is back to run our ninth 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 2 September Apple pressing at NT Winkworth Arboretum. We'll be apple pressing once again in this lovely setting just south of Godalming. Please bring your apples and plastic bottles to take the juice home. And bring the children because they love what we do and like to help us wash, cut, grind, pound and press. Details from John Bannister.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October Apple pressing at Surrey Hills Wood Fair.

This year the Fair will be at a different venue – details in the next newsletter, so please stay in touch.

Thursday 11 October GEF's 25th Anniversary Event with keynote talk by James Smith, Chair of the Carbon Trust