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Makers Meet-up

Makers Meet-up, Breckland MGs

At the beginning of December, Master Gardener Trevor and I joined some creative folk at Norwich Castle Museum, Makers Meet-up event. We were invited to join crafters, coders and brewers to demonstrate how fun it is to build, make and grow your own.

This event is also tied into the amazing Temporary Exhibition Build Your Own: Tools for sharing, which runs until 3rd January 2016. You still have a couple of weeks to see it, if you have not done so already.

We took with us some pots and seeds for people to sow and take home, which proved really popular with visitors of all ages and lots of new growers amongst them. We also challenged a few visitors to the guess the seed game and made lots of new contacts.

A really good part of these activities is meeting other great organisations doing brilliant things, especially when they are ‘making their own’. We were next to a really creative group called Slow Makers a group of designer makers in Norwich. Representing the group was Kally who had made some amazing gloves, sculptures and Christmas tree decorations made with wool and some with onion skin, which provided gorgeous effects.

The Norwich Craft Brewers Society were also demonstrating brewing your own, they had a selection of locally brewed ales including some pumpkin ale! So why not combine growing your own with brewing your own!

We had a great time spreading the word of Breckland Master Gardeners in Norwich for the day.

If you would like more information about Breckland Master Gardeners, contact Co-ordinator, Michelle

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