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MG Xmas Social at Kew Gardens – Weds 10th Dec 2014 Master Gardener Training Day on ‘Preparing Your Plot for Winter’ Saturday 29th November 2014 Herbal alchemy at Elm Village – a case study of MG Elsa and the Urban Growth Project Do you know your perlite from your vermiculite? MGs enjoy training day on Container Growing The Tile House Sessions
 
MG Xmas Social at Kew Gardens – Weds 10th Dec 2014

MG Xmas Social at Kew Gardens – Weds 10th Dec 2014

  We’re absolutely delighted to announce the next social event for Master Gardeners and partners will be at Kew Gardens! Some of you will remember Philip Turvil, formerly Master Gardener Programme Manager who now works at Kew Gardens, and has kindly offered to give us a FREE guided tour of Kew! This is a chance [...]

Master Gardener Training Day on ‘Preparing Your Plot for Winter’ Saturday 29th November 2014

Master Gardener Training Day on ‘Preparing Your Plot for Winter’ Saturday 29th November 2014

We hope you’ll join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn more about growing through the winter. The morning workshop will cover: Ideas of what crops to grow over winter Suggested ways of filling the hungry gap How to extend the growing season / crop varieties that grow for longer Protected cropping – fleece, cloches, [...]

Herbal alchemy at Elm Village – a case study of MG Elsa and the Urban Growth Project

Herbal alchemy at Elm Village – a case study of MG Elsa and the Urban Growth Project

Case Study by MG Elsa Dicks Urban Growth in Camden is a project of London charity Jobs in Mind, run in collaboration with Islington and Camden Master Gardeners as part of the Growing for Health Programme. It aims to support people in recovery from mental illness, and help them develop their prospects of worthwhile employment [...]

Do you know your perlite from your vermiculite? MGs enjoy training day on Container Growing

Do you know your perlite from your vermiculite? MGs enjoy training day on Container Growing

MGs came together on Sat 4th October for a fantastic day of learning all about container growing from Vertical Veg man himself Mark Ridsill Smith. All this in the inspiring surroundings of the Skip Garden at Kings Cross. MGs were joined by a few partners and households and we all got cosy inside a yurt [...]

The Tile House Sessions

The Tile House Sessions

The Tile House food growing sessions began with residents in May 2014 as part of the Growing for Health programme. The sessions were delivered by one of the project partners Global Generation under the expert supervision of community engagement officer Ciara. Tile House is a sheltered accommodation nestled in the residential area of the Kings [...]

Master Gardeners' blog posts

Master Gardeners share ideas for a borough wide Islington Food Strategy!

P1040224Last week on Thurs 6 November,  four master gardeners were invited, along with other participants from community organisations, to attend a workshop organised by Islington Public Health to discuss its long term Food Strategy. Alison, Annie, Dorothy and myself (Helene) attended the event at Platform, Hornsey Road Baths. Presentations were given on the vision and [...]

We’re back! Autumn nurture and Winter crops on Grow Clyde Road

Master Gardener Training Day on ‘Preparing Your Plot for Winter’ Saturday 29th November 2014

Events

MG Xmas Social at Kew Gardens – Weds 10th Dec 2014

MG Xmas Social at Kew Gardens – Weds 10th Dec 2014  We’re absolutely delighted to announce the next social event for Master Gardeners and partners will be at Kew Gardens! Some of you will remember Philip Turvil, formerly Master Gardener Programme Manager who now works at Kew Gardens, and has kindly offered to give us a FREE guided tour of Kew! This is a chance [...]

News

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national awardGarden 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 [...]

New project to get all schools in London growing!

Garden Organic’s National Volunteer Masters come together to celebrate growing people and plants

Case Studies

Herbal alchemy at Elm Village – a case study of MG Elsa and the Urban Growth Project

Herbal alchemy at Elm Village – a case study of MG Elsa and the Urban Growth ProjectCase Study by MG Elsa Dicks Urban Growth in Camden is a project of London charity Jobs in Mind, run in collaboration with Islington and Camden Master Gardeners as part of the Growing for Health Programme. It aims to support people in recovery from mental illness, and help them develop their prospects of worthwhile employment [...]

The Tile House Sessions

MG Phil and the Towers Gardening Group