With Diane Brown
To start the 2018 programme we will have Dianne Brown from Polemonium Plantery to talk about...
HERBAL TEAS AND EDIBLE FLOWERS - it will be a guide to growing a range of plants which can be used fresh or dried and stored to provide organic teas and fresh salads.
Judith Bentham will be joining us with her team from the Alzheimer's Society, to talk about their work in our community, the Spruce Up Campaign and their plans for the future.
County Competition: 3 homemade biscuits
This months competition will be in true WI form with a County Competition of 3 Homemade Biscuits, Durham Rice Biscuits, Paradise Fingers and Yum Yum Cake (Recipes to be found in the County Durham Federation Green Recipe Book)
With Ruth Smith
To follow on with our ethical living theme, this months speaker will be Ruth Smith to inform us all on how best to manage our waste and recycling and what small contributions we can make to reducing the amount we send to landfill.
Competition: A recycled item.
The competition will be for the best recycled item, weather this is a second hand item or something you have upcycled, we look forward to seeing what you ladies can produce.
With Carol Nicholson
For our arty crafty members we have Carol Nicholson from The Art Studio of Glass talking about setting up her small business and painting glass in beautiful Northumberland.
Competition: A cherished piece of glass
This months competition is "a cherished piece of glass" it can be something you have created yourself or a heirloom, looking forward to seeing those stunning pieces.
With Lee Brownson
For ladies with an interest in local history, heritage and art exhibitions we have Lee Brownson from the The Auckland Project talking about Bishop Auckland Castle and the developments.
Competition: Summer Flowers
This months competition is a posy of summer flowers, so get in garden and see what we can produce.
With Sophia Stovall
Welcome back ladies after the summer break. We have Sophia Stovall from Durham Cathedral talking about the Open Treasure exhibition which is housed in the 14th century Monks' Dormitory.
Social Time after the success of last years afternoon tea we will be hosting another, this time keep the party going for celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Competition: A personal treasure
For the competition it's a "Personal Treasure" let's see what we all think is precious in the 21st century.
With Emma Goding
Well this is something that the The WI (National Federation of Women's Institutes) have been campaigning about for decades. This months speaker is Emma Goding to talk about the work and services provided by Harbour Support Services, they are specialist charity funded by Durham County Council to help residents who have been affected by domestic abuse. If you would like more information here is the link to their facebook County Durham FIS - provider information.
We have a more light hearted competition which I'm sure will go down well with most of us ladies - a Cupcake competition
With Tony Smith
Competition: Something wooden
Competition: Homemade Christmas decoration
With John Ivison
Competition: Picture of your favourite bridge
Competition: Decorated Egg