Put the 10th Of September in your diary! We are going to try and run a normal organic show this year at Shipley College. We plan to use both the outside and inside areas of the college. There will be the usual mix of exhibits, stalls, advice and information, tomato tasting and a café.
The schedule is now available and you can download it here. You can also register to enter your produce here. There has never been a better time for us to come togther to celebrate our growing community so get involved by voulnteerign or coming along on the day.
We will also need a lot of help on the day – so we need some new judges, stewards, kitchen helpers – so please see what you can offer; you will be given help with all these roles. We have posters and fliers to get out to tell people about the show so if you can take any to distribute please get in touch.
WYOG exists to support and promote organic growing.
Its origins go back to 1955 as part of a Yorkshire-wide initiative to promote organic growing at the Harrogate Show. In 1975 the county wide group split into Mid Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Sheffield who were all branches of the Soil Association which co-ordinated these groups until 2007. WYOG started its own organic show in 1989 which continues to this day and entries are only judged on taste and not looks. WYOG also runs a potato day which sells 40 + varieties of seed potatoes, many which people cannot get from anywhere else.
WYOG sometimes organises plant swaps or wine tasting events. It has this web site which is full of advice and information on growing, organic news and innovations so please have a look around and join our mailing list for news of our events.