RFGN AGM 21 Feb 2021

Held online via Zoom.


  • 5pm AGM business: welcome and chair's report, treasurer's report, election of committee
  • 5:30pm Pauline Pears talk "My Desert Island Vegetables" followed by Q&A

Chair's Report

The chair's report (PDF format)

Treasurer's Report

The treasurer's report (PDF format)

Election of Committee

The following network members were elected as a committee en-block:

Michael Bright (Chair), Beth Scott (Secretary), Lindsey Brown (Treasurer), Karen Blakeman, Will Alliston, Liz Kerry, and Mark Binns

Roles to be confirmed at the next committee meeting on 1 March at 6pm on Zoom.

Pauline PearsMy Desert Island Vegetables by Pauline Pears

Pauline Pears has grown vegetables at home, and on various allotments, for many years. She prefers vegetables that give maximum return for the work involved, and likes to eat something ‘home grown’ all year round. This illustrated talk introduces some of her favourites (which can change from year to year), plus some of her organic growing hints and tips.

The plants that Pauline selected were:

  • potatoes
  • leaf beet or chard
  • beans for drying
  • leeks
  • pumpkins or squash

Pauline Pears worked for Garden Organic, the UK charity for organic growing, for over 30 years as an Advisor and editor. She has written and edited many books on organic gardening, and appeared in the TV Series ‘All Muck and Magic?’. She also invented the Educational Compost games – the Virtual Compost bin and ‘Can I compost it?’, which are now widely used in compost training across the country.