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Vacancy for Horticultural Advisor
The present Horticultural Advisor has expressed a desire to retire from this post, and we are therefore seeking a replacement. This not too-onerous voluntary post offers a most enjoyable and satisfying way to play an active part in the HPS. Queries are received via the Society website from both members and non-members and it is therefore an important means of widening our contact with the gardening public.
A computer and reliable internet access is essential, as is a desire to encourage other gardeners. A good basic knowledge of gardening is helpful, which can be backed up with information from knowledgeable horticultural contacts and research. The flow of queries is spasmodic, but should require no more than an hour or two a week of your time.
This post is an ideal way for someone who cannot always get to events or meetings to play an active part in the Society. Please contact Judy Harry if you would like to know more.
You can join the HPS or renew your membership on-line. Payments are made via PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account; payment can be made using a credit or debit card. Sorry, 2015/16 seed ordering is no longer available - it ended at 9am on Monday 11th January.
New HPS Booklet
by Margaret Stone
(£5.50 for HPS members)
More information and order forms...
HPS Events open to the public
Plants with Impressive Pedigrees
followed by a finger buffet, glass of wine and the chance to chat with Mary
Friday 1 July 2016, 6.30 for 7.00pm
West Monkton Village Hall near Taunton TA2 8NE (map)
Somerset Group HPS members £3.00, visitors £5.00
Vacancy for Cornucopia Editor
Tony Bays has edited the very popular magazine ‘Cornucopia’ for eight years and has now decided to retire from this post. We are therefore seeking a replacement.
Most local and specialist Groups produce regular newsletters for their members, but if you’re not a member, you miss out on a wealth of interesting articles. Cornucopia brings together some of these pieces and offers them to a wider audience.
The editor receives copies of the printed newsletters and, as more Groups produce their newsletters digitally, accesses these on-line, so a computer and reliable internet access is essential. The editor’s role is to select a range of articles which, when put together, make a “good read”.
The magazine is published twice a year and nearly 600 members have subscriptions. Other copies are sold by the office and by local Groups.
Currently articles from Cornucopia are made available on the website two years after publication. As more people now access information online, we would be interested to hear from prospective editors how they might develop Cornucopia to meet the needs of both types of readers: those who prefer the conventional printed magazine and those who are comfortable with digital publications.
Tony is happy to talk to anyone who is interested in knowing more about this post and will work with the new Post Holder if required in the initial stages.