Newsletter – May 2022

Throughout 2022 we’re sharing practical everyday skills inspired by Mrs Smith’s low waste lifestyle and helping us understand seasonal eating, food production, and waste disposal methods to make more sustainable choices.

Have a look at the ‘Be More…’ webpage for more information and see the list below for May’s exciting events!

Coming up in May

We’re open to guests on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays, 12pm-4pm. Mrs Smith’s door was always open to drop-in visitors, and so are we! Due to the small size of the building we recommend booking your visit in advance to avoid disappointment.

As well as our usual opening, we have these great events coming up in May:

Spring Forage: Saturday 14th May – 10-12pm

We are excited about our first seasonal forage! Join us at Hill Holt Wood for a Spring forage led by Hannah, the District Herbalist. The group will be taking a walk around Hill Holt Wood, identifying and gathering the plant material needed to brew a wonderful tea to share at the end.

A wonderful introduction to foraging, tickets are only £5.

Memory Sharing Day: Friday 20th May – 12-4pm

Do you have any memories of meeting Mrs Smith? We are opening the cottage doors for free for anyone who has memories of Mrs Smith to share with our dedicated volunteer team. We would like to record stories which will help us, and our visitors, to get to know more about Mrs Smith, her everyday life, food, and personality.

Small Space Gardening Talk: Tuesday 31st May – -4pm

The Sage Gardener team will be leading this exciting talk on small space gardening, helping you to make the most of any available growing space. This talk is ideal for beginner gardeners, those with limited growing space, or people who don’t know where to start with their own garden projects.

Tickets are only £5.

Find out more about Sage Gardener on their website: Sage Gardener

Group Workshops and Activities

Did you know that we run workshops and outreach visits for youth groups?

From Victorian wash days to rag rug workshops the Mrs Smith’s Cottage team provides a range of exciting activities – we can bring all the resources to your scouts/guides/beavers/brownies group, or you can book a workshop at the cottage and immerse yourself in history.

Email us [email protected] or click here for more information!

Mrs Smith’s Cottage, East Road, Navenby, Lincoln. Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography for North Kesteven District Council Date: August 18, 2021

Poetry Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our poetry competition – thank you so much for entering and we hope you enjoy your prizes!

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