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  • St Mathew Bloxham vegetable garden Posted on 6 July 2015
    I have been making a vegetable garden for the School .All the beds are now up,filled with soil, and rocket early potatoes and Sutton broad beans planted. There are two beds for str...
  • Growing at MIND Hub Posted on 6 July 2015
    This project, delivered at Rugby Wellbeing Hub with the Master Gardeners, John and Sandy Young, commenced in the middle of March.  From the outset there was enthusiasm and involve...
  • St Mathew Bloxham vegetable garden Posted on 6 July 2015
    Greenhouse now has tomatoes growing, rocket early potatoes nearly ready to harvest. Some radishes harvested and strawberries, courgettes growing well,also cucumbers and sweetcorn, ...
  • St Mathew Bloxham Vegetable Garden Posted on 6 July 2015
    On Thursday 4th June, JLR community volunteers helped replace wooden edging, lay bark paths, Creosoted raised beds, make two more raised beds and put a slab base and errect a 8...
  • St Mathew Bloxham vegetable garden Posted on 28 April 2015
    I have been making a vegetable garden for the School .All the beds are now up,filled with soil, and rocket early potatoes and Sutton broad beans planted. There are two beds for str...
  • Friday August 7th – Master Gardener social meet-up Posted on 2 August 2015
    Come and catch up with your fellow Master Gardeners! We’ll be at King Henry’s Walk Garden on Friday August 7th for our lastest social meet-up. Look round the lovely garden,...
  • Jenna Posted on 27 July 2015
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  • Barbecue at Conway House Posted on 27 July 2015
    Sapphire Housing (Conway House) organised a summer barbecue in May to celebrate the work of volunteers at the hostel including Master Gardeners. Co-ordinator Liza attended and met ...
  • Sep 12th: Cumberland Market Community Festival Posted on 20 July 2015
    Cumberland Market annual community festival is on Saturday 12th September. Sport and healthy activities and family fun – come and say hello at the Master Gardener stall. Cumb...
  • Graham Coult Posted on 8 July 2015
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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...
  • Eastern Promise Posted on 26 August 2015
    The month of bounty continues, with crops coming thick and fast, so fast that it seems there’s little else to do but pick, eat or freeze. It is certainly the busiest month of the...
  • Exterminate, exterminate! Posted on 12 August 2015
    We all know the battle cry of the daleks, but fortunately the ones I’m talking about have been deactivated, reduced to a shell, and are supplied by the council under the alias of...
  • Wayland Show 2015 Posted on 12 August 2015
    August opened with another great Wayland Show and Master Gardener was there again.  This year we were in the new Health & Well-being marquee and it proved to be an excellent ...
  • August in the Garden Posted on 1 August 2015
    Silly as it sounds, this is the month when I start to get ready for autumn. At the start of the month I go around the garden looking at all the plants that may not make it through ...
  • Master Gardener working with Thetford Community Association Posted on 30 July 2015
    Breckland Master Gardener volunteer Anne is the mentor for new young growers at the TCA allotment in Thetford.  Every Wednesday evening, a group of regular young growers join Anne...
  • Forward Footing on Allotment 17b Posted on 26 August 2015
    On Monday 24 August I hosted a Wellbeing funded art project on my allotment! I was pleased that several members of Dementia Support South Lincolnshire attended, along with several ...
  • Lincolnshire Master Gardeners at Big Boston Festival Posted on 17 July 2015
    I was asked to make some creative interventions for the BBG festival site for the weekend of 4/5 July and also provide some activities on the day….I asked MG Tracy of Boston ...
  • Allotment 17b Posted on 11 July 2015
    I keep an allotment blog and write a regular column for Spalding Free Press and Guardian. You can check out both here https://theshed1.wordpress.com/my-art-horticulture-monthly-all...
  • Jam Making! Posted on 10 July 2015
    It seems to be a bumper year for fruit; I’ve never had such a large crop of strawberries, gooseberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants on my allotment. I love jam making and i...
  • Nov 18th: Billinghay Live Well Posted on 9 July 2015
    A closed group interactive session exploring some of the reasons to grow your own, to compost and the basics of how to begin. Educational games and practical growing sessions will ...
  • Jane Spencer Posted on 27 August 2015
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  • Small back garden update: August Posted on 26 August 2015
    The rain and mild weather has brought on the harvest in my small back garden. I’ve picked bowls of French and runner beans, courgettes, carrot and beetroot. The black fly on ...
  • Learn to Cook for free with GoLearn! Posted on 25 August 2015
    Once you’ve harvested all those delicious crops, what do you do with them?  If cooking is a mystery to you, help is on hand from GoLearn!, Leicestershire County Council̵...
  • 10th October; Mental Health and Wellbeing Event, Melton Mowbray Posted on 25 August 2015
    Join  us at the Melton Mowbray Library on Wilton Road to find out more about how gardening can help improve your mental health and wellbeing as well as your diet and wasitline. 10...
  • 3rd & 4th October: Melton Mowbray Food Festival Posted on 25 August 2015
    The Leicestershire Master Gardeners will be joining forces with the Leicestershire Master Composters and Love Food Hate Waste at this major food festival.  Come along and find out...
  • 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...
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