Next Meeting – The Importance of Trees – A talk by Gerald Price from The Woodland Trust

Posted on February 22, 2020 at 10:52 pm

Gerald Price from the Woodland Trust will be talking about a range of tree topics including using trees for flood management, ancient woodland and restoration, the importance of trees for wildlife and a variety of other tree related topics

Next Meeting – The Great Derbyshire Smallholders Quiz and Social 30th January

Posted on January 26, 2020 at 8:17 pm

The Great Derbyshire Quiz and Social – 30th January
From 7:30pm onwards. The venue will be The Grouse Inn, Dale Road N, Darley Dale, Matlock, DE4 2FT.
Directions can be found here

After an absence of a few years the Derbyshire Smallholders social has returned! This year we will be holding a quiz on all things smallholding with a prize for the winning team. There will also be a buffet, a raffle, a free drink for members from the bar and plenty of opportunity to chat with other members.

So if you are coming along then please book your place by clicking the button below.

Look forward to seeing you on the 30th.

Book your place


Next Meeting – Moles – Traps and Trapping – Martin ‘Greg’ Gregory – 28th November 2019

Posted on November 23, 2019 at 9:08 pm

Next Meeting – Egg production and Showing – Harold and Brenda Baker – 31st October 2019

Posted on October 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm

Next Meeting – An introduction to Permaculture – September 26th, 2019

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:45 pm

Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, Strategic Communications Co-ordinator, Permaculture Assoc.

AGM 2019 – 30th May, 7:45pm @ The Black Swan, Ashover

Posted on May 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm

Next Meeting – Iceberg Diseases in Sheep – 25th April

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 7:57 am

Fay Pooley, Livestock Vet, at Scarsdale Vets will be talking to us about Iceberg Diseases in Sheep

Next Meeting – Small Changes for a Big Difference – Jess Eades, Ecologist

Posted on March 26, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Next Meeting – Small Changes for a Big Difference – 28th March 2019.

Next Meeting – Training a Sheepdog

Posted on September 11, 2018 at 9:13 pm

Training a Sheepdog – A demonstration by Robert Helliwell.  To be held at Walton House Farm, Matlock Road, Chesterfield, S42 7LD – Commencing 6:30pm

We’re at the Ashover Show – 8th of August – 2018

Posted on August 5, 2018 at 11:10 pm

It will soon be time for the Ashover Show and as usual we have a stand.

This is a great opportunity to bring along your produce to sell on the stand or just simply come along to meet up with other members.

If you do want to sell any produce it would be good to know in advance so we can plan the stand so please email and let us know.

As always we will be having the ever popular tomobola, so if you would like to contribute anything bring it along on the day – all donations gratefully received!  This year there will also be a spinner on the stand and Sarah McRow will be bringing along some of her alpacas.

Gates open at 09:00am and details on how you can purchase tickets can be found here. See you on Wednesday!