Quite out of the blue I have been asked to be the President of a local village Horticultural Society – a purely ‘ceremonial’ role, I expect, but one that I am really pleased to take on.
I should love to hear from anyone else who has done, or is doing, something similar and hear about their experiences.
How ‘hands on’ can one – is one expected – to be? Some horticultural societies are frozen in time (somewhere in the 1950’s), some others seem to be really proactive. Most seem to have members that are getting on a bit, and perhaps seem unable to attract younger members. How does one get over this problem?
Annual membership subs are in my view unrealistically low – while the expected fee from decent lecturers has understandably risen in the past years. In my village there is hardly any link between the allotment people and the garden society. Is this typical? Comments please.