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Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills New Breckland Master Gardeners join the network, promoting and supporting home food growing Garden Organic volunteers venture out to Green Britain Centre on Snowy Sunday
 
Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills

Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills

Ongoing training and development is integral to the life of a Breckland Master Gardener, with seasonal learning events organised for our volunteers. This spring, the focus was on school growing. Master Gardener volunteers from Breckland, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire came together at Peterborough Cathedral for a training day delivered by Garden Organic trainer Liz Woodward on […]

New Breckland Master Gardeners join the network, promoting and supporting home food growing

New Breckland Master Gardeners join the network, promoting and supporting home food growing

New volunteers attended a weekend long induction course, delivered by Garden Organic, equipping them with the skills, resources and confidence to support novice growers keen to introduce home grown organic fruit and vegetables into their diets. These new volunteers from towns and villages across Breckland were selected to join Breckland Master Gardener, a network of […]

Garden Organic volunteers venture out to Green Britain Centre on Snowy Sunday

Garden Organic volunteers venture out to Green Britain Centre on Snowy Sunday

Garden Organic’s volunteer networks joined forces for a day of learning at the Green Britain Centre on Sunday, 1 February 2015. Volunteers from Norfolk Master Composter and Breckland Master Gardener braved the snow and sleet and enjoyed a day of sharing ideas, updating skills and catching up with fellow volunteer friends.   Getting the best […]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

My first vegetable!

My first vegetable!Yes, we all start somewhere and for me it was carrots. Why? Well that was simply down to the taste, lightly boiled, diced and with a knob of butter mixed in to bring out the flavour. I can still almost taste them today. How did I set about growing them? Well it was certainly in […]

Blueberries

May in the Garden

Events

Jun 6th: Be at the Bee Weekend at Oxburgh Hall

Jun 6th: Be at the Bee Weekend at Oxburgh Hall6 & 7 June is the Bee Weekend at Oxburgh Hall. A celebration of all things bee-related. Come and meet our Master Gardeners who will share some ideas with you on how to attract and perserve our bee population. Even a large container of bee-friendly plants will make a difference to a bee’s life.

Jun 12th: Our Day Out at Swaffham

Jun 14th: Master Gardener at Watton Carnival

News

Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills

Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skillsOngoing training and development is integral to the life of a Breckland Master Gardener, with seasonal learning events organised for our volunteers. This spring, the focus was on school growing. Master Gardener volunteers from Breckland, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire came together at Peterborough Cathedral for a training day delivered by Garden Organic trainer Liz Woodward on […]

Master Gardener Trevor talks about his recent garden makeover at Ashill Primary School

New Breckland Master Gardeners join the network, promoting and supporting home food growing

Case Studies

Master Gardener Leigh promoting benefits of gardening@work

Master Gardener Leigh promoting benefits of gardening@workBreckland Master Gardener Leigh is Breckland Council’s very own growing mentor.   The Staff Health & Well-being Budget (with support from The Staff Forum) helped to set up ‘The Breckland Plot’ in 2014 – a vegetable garden in the grounds of the Council offices in Dereham, where staff are encouraged to join in with the regular […]

Master Gardener Robert talks to Mattishall Annual Parish Meeting

Sowing Herbs at Oxburgh Hall