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French Beans ran down Watton’s High Street today Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills New Breckland Master Gardeners join the network, promoting and supporting home food growing
 
French Beans ran down Watton’s High Street today

French Beans ran down Watton’s High Street today

Breckland Master Gardeners gave away 100 Runner Beans at this year’s Watton Carnival. This event is a highlight in our calendar with planning and sowing starting several weeks before. Our Watton based volunteer, Keith, gives over more than half of his greenhouse to sow and nurture a vegetable to give away each year. Last year […]

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 […]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

Redcurrents – disaster averted!

Redcurrents – disaster averted!I suppose like many people I get a little behind with jobs at this time of year, there never seems to be enough hours in the day, even with the twilight shift. So here’s a job where delay nearly spelled disaster for me. Netting Red currants, yes I know they are not even turning ripe […]

Apples – Three summer problems!

Lettuces away

Events

Aug 2nd: Master Gardener at Wayland Show

Aug 2nd: Master Gardener at Wayland ShowThe annual Wayland Show is the place to be on Sunday, 2 August – book the date in your diary now. A great day for all the family – one of the largest and longest running 1-day agricultural shows in the County. Master Gardener will be there – come and get some advice and inspiration […]

Sep 19th: Master’s National Conference at Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens

Oct 11th: Oxburgh Hall Apple Day

News

French Beans ran down Watton’s High Street today

French Beans ran down Watton’s High Street todayBreckland Master Gardeners gave away 100 Runner Beans at this year’s Watton Carnival. This event is a highlight in our calendar with planning and sowing starting several weeks before. Our Watton based volunteer, Keith, gives over more than half of his greenhouse to sow and nurture a vegetable to give away each year. Last year […]

Breckland Master Gardener Barry shares his top brassica tips with Garden Organic CEO

Breckland Master Gardeners top up their school growing skills

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