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100-strong event – phew!

100-strong event – phew!

Spring sprang in Waterloo on Saturday 10th March with a huge fruit-and-veg-athon. Nearly a hundred growers got together to sow plans for the 2012 growing year.  The occasion was a get together of South London Master Gardeners and some of the people they’ve been supporting with growing over the last 20 months.  Over a massive lunch our venue, the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, rang with chat and laughter.

A ‘carousel’ of activities lasted during the afternoon.  Links were made across our key boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth, and fringes of neighbouring areas.  Master Gardeners had enjoyed a great morning’s train the trainer’s training with Mark Ridsill Smith on container growing. For more photos, see our flickrstream.

Kerry - about to join the MGs - and the seed bomb factory

Mark and guests discuss making a water reservoir for containers

keen interest

Margaret and Kenyasue from Peckham inspect soil improvers with MG Claire

Celia and Julia with a small customer at one of the quieter moments on the paper-potting-seed-sowing table

Programme co-ordinator Fiona signing up the next generation of Master Gardeners

this young man took home some seeds to Cottington Estate in Kennington

team 'courgette' during a moment in container growing training

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