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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...
  • Breckland Master Gardeners at NGS open garden Posted on 22 April 2014
    This Easter Monday, the lovely gardens at Wretham Lodge, East Wretham, were open as part of the NGS open garden network.  Breckland Master Gardeners were onhand to engage visitors...
  • Lettuce tips Posted on 19 April 2014
    If like me you’re running a little behind, and the planted lettuce seeds are still in the packet, then here’s a quick solution to catch up. Most supermarkets sell packs...
  • Mint Sauce Posted on 17 April 2014
    Now’s the time of year I start to re-pot my mint plants, they are kept in a shady spot and are just poking there heads above the surface. I do it now because the plants have ...
  • Fenugreek, beans, socks & buckets at Dereham Library Posted on 17 April 2014
    Conciding with National Gardening Week, Breckland Master Gardener Robert organised an array of growing-related activities for young visitors to Dereham Library on Tuesday, 15 April...
  • Young Ben and his new veg garden Posted on 16 April 2014
    Here’s a case study from Bev, one of our Breckland Master Gardeners. Ben is a 12 year old boy with autism. On 18 March, Ben joined the gardening group for his first session. I ga...
  • The Lincolnshire programme – how it works! Posted on 18 March 2014
    This video has been commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council Public Health to help celebrate the achievements of the Lincolnshire Master Gardener network in their effort to enco...
  • Time Travelling with a new Quince Tree Posted on 27 January 2014
    A blur of green and yellow reflects across the kitchen window and I turn to see a delivery lorry pulling up outside. The bewildered looking driver carries a peculiar package up the...
  • Cock O’ The Walk Posted on 14 January 2014
    I’m a full time mum who runs a small business from home while the kids are at school, so I’m well used to spending a lot of time on my own. However, the one place I am never al...
  • Autumn Harvest Celebration Posted on 27 November 2013
    40 people arrived on a brisk November morning to the New Life Conference Centre in Lincoln, to be treated to a fun and informative day in the county capital. We were pleased to hav...
  • Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award Posted on 26 November 2013
    Video with volunteer Master Gardeners Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme is celebrating success after scooping the prestigious national ‘Education and Learning’ award...
  • 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...
  • 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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