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Mark Risdill Smith's Vertical Veg Triumph

Mark Risdill Smith's Vertical Veg TriumphCan you grow £500 worth of food without a garden or an allotment?  That’s the target Mark set himself on 1 May this year – all from his 9 x 6 foot north-west facing balcony and six window sills in Tufnell Park, North London. By 8 October he’d already beaten his target by £169, growing […]

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Over 1500 food growing conversations in 6 months!!!

Over 1500 food growing conversations in 6 months!!!We had a great steering group meeting yesterday with representatives from Islington Council, Capital Growth and Philip and myself. Those statistics I’ve been badgering you for looked great – over 1500 people spoken to about food growing and over 600 volunteer hours between you in the past six months. We also discussed an interesting Islington […]

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Awards for Master Gardeners

Awards for Master GardenersFantastic news, the project where Master Gardener Vicky Cunningham runs the gardening and wildlife activities, Toffee Park Youth Project, was awarded an “RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood” level 3 award at the Guildhall on 3rd September. Also recognised with a level 2 award was the “Whitecross Goes Green” project that Vicky and fellow Master Gardener Chris […]

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First day of START Festival

First day of START FestivalProbably the smartest festival I’ve ever been too but a really lovely atmosphere in a stunning setting and lots of interesting sustainable living ideas from wool burial caskets to a beautiful recycled garden. We were running one of the One Pot Pledge wheelbarrow stations which was fun and though many of the people we were […]

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London In Bloom 2010 results

HUGE congratulations to King Henry’s Walk Gardens for their 1st place for Best Community Garden in the London in Bloom awards.  On Friday 3rd September the results for the 2010 London In Bloom Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Guild Hall with a few of our Master Gardeners in attendance.  The Borough of […]

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