The speaker at our February meeting was Paul Patton, plant pathologist, writer and broadcaster, who gave a very interesting and dynamic talk “Growing for the Kitchen”. Paul’s enthusiasm and knowledge came through in his marvellous presentation which touched on cultivation of vegetables, soft and hard fruits and herbs as well as other aspects of gardening. He even gave advice on how to make preservatives, jams, chutneys and jellies. A quick quiz at the end (with prizes) made sure that we listened carefully! A wonderful talk and we hope that Paul will return next year to enthral us again.