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SE Essex Organic Gardeners' next group meeting will be on Monday 18 January.


A 'Zoom' presentation by Catherine Dawson, Technical Director, Melcourt Industries Ltd.


"Where has the UK growing media industry got to with peat reduction?" Information about industry-wide, Defra-supported Responsible Sourcing of Growing Media Scheme, which is soon-to-launch. Melcourt will be used as an example to illustrate how peat-free growing is perfectly feasible across a wide range of growing applications together with information about how the uniformity and consistency - that is so essential - is achieved.


Catherine Dawson, who is Technical Director of Melcourt and a  former chair of the Growing Media Association, has worked with peat-free horticultural growing media / composts for more than three decades. In that time, she has developed with colleagues various award-winning peat-free growing media that are now sold throughout the UK to a wide range of professional growers and gardeners alike.


Catherine will start at 20:00, but you'll be able to log in at 19:30.


Suggested minimum donation: £2.00


For further information and joining instructions, please ring/message 07967 851521; email


We'd love you to join us!

Who to contact

Growing Together Westcliff
47, Fairfax Drive
View SS0 9AG on a map Get directions to SS0 9AG
Contact Name
Carole Shorney
Contact Position

SE Essex Organic Gardeners




Please use the entrance in Prittlewell Chase.

Opening Times

When is it on
Monday 18 January
Day(s) of week
Time of day
Session Information
19:30 for 20:00

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.00 per session


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  •  Last user update: 06 Jan 2021
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