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This page lists all sorts of things that are going on in Devon that are relevant to Smallholders. These may be seminars or sales presentations organised by vets or solicitors, on-line events and DASH meetings.

Wednesday 7th November 6pm - Annual General Meeting

Notice is formally given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Devon Association of Smallholders will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2018 6pm at Occombe Farm, Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN.

The Agenda is as follows:
1. Apologies
2. Approval of Draft Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at Mole Valley Farmers, South Molton as published in the members area of the DASH website.
3. Matters arising
4. Chairman's Report
5. Treasurer's Report
6. Adoption of accounts for the year to 30th June 2018
7. Appointment of Officers and members of the Executive Committee
8. Confirmation of Managers and Branch members to serve on the Executive Committee
9. Appointment of an independent examiner
10. Any other business previously notified to the Chairman prior to the meeting

Nominations are invited for the following posts:

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary as defined in Clause 5(b) of the Constitution.

Nominations must be made and duly seconded with the consent of nominees by fully paid up members of the Association (not Associate members) in writing before the AGM.

Should there be more than one nomination for any post, an election shall be held by ballot at the AGM as provided for in Clause 9(b) and (c) of the Constitution.

Nomination papers are available from Emma Webb on secretary@devonsmallholders.co.uk

Those of you who have visited the farm before will know that, along with being easy to find and blessed with abundance of free parking space, it is also one of the few venues in the county which can also offer a kitchen classroom environment, which makes it ideal for this year's gathering.

Following the AGM we to go back to school with a lesson in cookery, foraging and self-sufficient eating from chef, food writer & cookery instructor Tim Maddams. As a previous head chef at River Cottage's Axminster canteen and author of the River Cottage Game Handbook, Tim is set to bring a wealth of talent and experience to the evening, along with more than a few entertaining tales of life as a TV personality and creator of such culinary firsts as The Chef Shed at Aller Farm in East Devon.

To book a seat at the AGM email Emma Hillier on secretary@devonsmallholders.co.uk.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


November 6.30pm - Zoopharmacognosy talk at Ottery Saint Mary - See the newsletter for details

At the Coldharbour Farm Shop East Hill, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1QL.

The talk will be delivered by Catherine Warren - click here for her website.

Food will be available for those who want it - home cooked food will be available along with tea/coffee and juice.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Wednesday 12th December - Christmas meal at Ottery Saint Mary

At the Coldharbour Farm Shop East Hill, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1QL.

More details to follow.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk