Public Meeting: BREXIT

Brexit: Where are we now? and how did we get here?

Fri 15th March 7.30pm

Dr Simon Sweeney [email protected]

The Friends Meeting House Greengage Malton YO17 7EN

With our news dominated by Brexit, this local event may be of interest (or perhaps not if everyone has had enough of this topic!) Dr Simon Sweeney, a University of York senior academic specialising in international political economy will speaking be in Malton alongside, Jason J Hunter.

Entry price FREE

Arboretum Closure Update – Expected High Winds

Please note that the arboretum and café will be closed tomorrow Thursday 14th March, including members’ hours from 8am, due to expected high winds.

For those attending our talk The Winter Walk at Harlow Carr with Russell Watkins tomorrow evening, this event is still going ahead. The talk will begin at 7:30pm with complimentary tea and coffee available from 7:15pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Friends of Malton Museum March Lecture

Wednesday 20th March 2019

‘National Trust – Caring for the North York Moors and Coast’

Presented by Kate Horne, Communications and Engagement Officer, South of Tyne property group

The National Trust cares for a number of sites across the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast. These include well-known and popular places, such as the iconic Roseberry Topping and two coastal visitor centres, as well as lesser known ‘hidden gems’ such as Bransdale, a remote valley in the heart of the moors, and Hayburn Wyke north of Scarborough, where a woodland leads to a rocky bay and a double waterfall meets the sea. This talk will give a whistle-stop tour of a number of places, touching on their special features, history, landscape, habitats and wildlife. We’ll explore how the Trust works to protect them, now and for the future, touch on some current projects and look at ways the Trust is engaging people of all ages, growing a love of heritage, nature and the outdoors.

The Library, Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton, YO17 7NH
Time: 7.30

Admission: Friends FOC, Visitors, are very welcome, £3.00.

If you have not yet become a Friend of Malton Museum and would like to attend, a message on 01653 691262 or email to [email protected] advising you would like to attend would be much appreciated.

Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Author Mick Garratt

Gardening in a changing climate

Gardening in a changing climate, Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am-4pm, Nawton
• What will changes in the climate mean for your garden?
• What can you do?
You’ll come away from this session with tips, hints and useful advice you can apply to your garden from experienced organic gardener, Barbara Hickman. Before the course, you’ll be encouraged to consider your garden – size, aspect, soil, problems, needs, limitations and what you’d really like to know (see list below). Barbara will design a programme to meet your needs.
• Gardening in a changing climate, dealing with extremes
• Encouraging wildlife with plants and management, alternatives to chemicals
Afternoon Topics (select in advance)
• Brief history of gardening, styles, great gardeners, plant introductions (one session)
• Gardening through the year, seasonal highlights, colour, height
• Organics, pest control, companion planting, feeds
• Trees – function in world, forms for smaller gardens, planting and aftercare
• Basic shrub and clematis pruning
• Vegetables fruit and herbs
• And requests from participants
Refreshments: Teas/coffees provided. Participants to provide their own lunch/sandwiches Cost: £25 (all day); £15 (morning only 09.30am-1pm) £10 (afternoon only 2pm-4pm) Tickets: 01439 770985

Full venue details made available on registration.