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  • South London Master Gardeners – 6000 hours of local advice and support growing food Posted on 25 February 2014
    We’ve had an excellent run under the Local Food funding. We’ve reached Yr 5, Quarter 2 of our programme. There was 3 year’s funding initially, and that was extended by 18...
  • Fiona Law Posted on 19 February 2014
    As the programme comes to a pause I thought I’d do a final case study on myself, before I move on. I’ve been involved in the South London Master Gardener programme sinc...
  • Extra Training Day – February Posted on 12 February 2014
    It was a most convivial and cheery gathering of the South London Master Gardeners, but just a little poignant. This was the last of the meetings under our Local Food funding. No ma...
  • Seed Swap and Growing advice Extravaganza at Crystal Palace Posted on 12 February 2014
    Lots of lovely interaction took place on 8th Feb – a wonderful kick start to the growing season of 2014! And in an otherwise blustery and hailing day, we enjoyed a couple of ...
  • Master Gardeners – with distinction Posted on 12 February 2014
    13 of our April 2013 cohort of MGs have been awarded the status of Master Gardener with Distiction. They’ve successfully supported communities to grow their own food, and met...
  • Time for a change! Posted on 26 March 2015
    Sometimes you just get stuck in a rut, planting the same varieties year after year. So what are you going to grow new this year? I have changed to mange tout, and sugar pod peas, o...
  • Andy Johnson Posted on 26 March 2015
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  • Anne Wragg Posted on 26 March 2015
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  • Maggie Baldwin Posted on 19 March 2015
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  • Susan Ash Posted on 19 March 2015
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  • Castle Donington Sure Start – Here We Grow for Under 5s Posted on 26 March 2015
    Castle Donington Sure Start Centre runs a regular gardening group for parents/carers  and children up to 5 years old (and sibllings up to 10). Between 3.30 and 5pm on Mondays. For...
  • Adopt a Trug In Castle Donington Posted on 24 March 2015
    A new ‘Adopt A Trug’ scheme was launched in Castle Donington yesterday, with support from the Leicestershire Master Gardeners.  Castle Donington Volunteer Centre has launched ...
  • Devyani Pathak Posted on 20 March 2015
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  • Building a Basin Pond – Simple Wildlife Ideas for Householders Posted on 20 March 2015
    Master Gardener Adam Lee has put together  these guidelines for creating a basin pond small enough to fit any garden and provide a home for the wildlife which loves to eat your pe...
  • Where Does Our Food Come From? Posted on 20 March 2015
    Leicestershire Master Gardeners Peter and Malcolm have been visiting Parklands Primary School in South Wigston this week, talking to their youngest pupils about where their food co...
  • Welcome to Somerset Master Gardeners Posted on 21 November 2012
      Garden Organic is delighted to announce our partnership with Somerset Community Food to support volunteer ‘Master Gardeners’ to help communities grow their own f...
  • A fresh start Posted on 11 November 2014
      Trying to beat a drug addiction is a huge challenge. Trying to detox whilst serving a prison sentence can be even more complex. But sometimes the simple things in life can h...
  • Blogs coming soon Posted on 9 February 2013
    Our programme at HMP Rye Hill begins in spring 2013. Please visit back soon for latest blogs. In the meantime, please click here to read Master Gardener blogs from across the UK Ab...
  • Case studies coming soon Posted on 9 February 2013
    Our programme at HMP Rye Hill begins in spring 2013. Please visit back soon for latest case studies. In the meantime, please click here to read case studies from our Master Gardene...
We’re creating a model to establish custom networks of volunteer Master Gardeners in more UK areas. More information available here.

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