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Wayland Show 2015

Wayland Show 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 spot.  Our volunteers, Keith, Paul, Trevor and Robert, engaged over 250 visitors to our stand with food growing tips and advice; such as cost saving ideas for growing your own lemon grass and pea-shoots, tips for managing your apple trees as we come towards harvest time and advice on how to get started with autumn onions.

Keith encouraged people to test their seed identification skills and although many took the challenge, only one person got all 6 right, with 3 runners up on 5 right – tough but not impossible.

 

 

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Master Gardener working with Thetford Community Association

Master Gardener working with Thetford Community Association

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 and other helpers in tending to the crops. They learn how to grow vegetables, get to try new, interesting varieties and bring harvests home for the rest of their family to enjoy.

Thetford Community Association is a charitable Trust based in Thetford and they focus on providing learning and social activities for young people in the town.  This allotment is one of projects.

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Mileham primary school track down growing veggies in Master Gardener’s garden.

Mileham primary school track down growing veggies in Master Gardener’s garden.

Our Master Gardener volunteer, Jeffrey, has been mentoring the children of his local primary school in Mileham.  Each week, he’s worked with children in their school growing space sowing, potting on, nurturing and harvesting their veg and soft fruit.  As an end of year treat, he invited them to walk down the road and visit his garden.

Here is a short video of this visit.

 

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Join Master Gardener in his greenhouse for some potting up tips

Master Gardener Robin has been growing for many years. He finds that growing from seed to young plants in pots improves the survival rate of his crops once they go out on his allotment. Here are his tips for easy potting on and getting sturdy young plants ready for the plot.

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How to make a wicking bed

Richard is one of our Breckland Master Gardeners mentoring the Little Gardeners at Attleborough Children’s Centre.  Here he is, in his own garden, demonstrating how to make a wicking bed, using recycled small plastic bottles.

This is an ideal watering solution for a large container, ensuring that water is used efficiently by the roots rather than evaporating from the surface.

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Maximise your lettuce seedlings – watch our guide

Maggie and Annie are volunteers for both Garden Organic and the National Trust. They represent a joint intitiative between Oxburgh Hall and Breckland Master Gardener. In this short video they show us how to thin out a row of open heart lettuces.

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Master Gardener is one of the community volunteer programmes run by Garden Organic.  Visit the website for information about our organisation and how to join.

 

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Check out this growing tip from Master Gardener Keith

Breckland Master Gardener Keith has a passion for chillies – the hotter the better. But whatever the plant, the technque for potting up is the same and here Keith demonstrates how he does it.

We join Keith in his greenhouse at home.

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Meet Master Gardener Barry from Thetford, Norfolk

Meet Master Gardener Barry from Thetford, Norfolk

 

 

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Meet Phil from Norfolk who is a North London Master Gardener

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Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

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Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme is celebrating success after scooping the prestigious national ‘Education and Learning’ award, at the Local Food Awards.

Competing against education and learning projects from across England, Garden Organic impressed the independent Local Food Panel with their model for cascading growing knowledge, backed by a central resource – in the form of an online network. They received their top prize at the awards ceremony at The Lowry in Manchester.

Read more: Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

Local Food Awards – Education & Learning nominees

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