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Fruit and veg talk at extra training day – we never tire of it!

Fruit and veg talk at extra training day – we never tire of it!On Saturday 30 November 24 Master Gardeners, Philip (Programme Manager) and Fiona (Co-ordinator) joined together for fruit and veg chat at the South London Botanical Institute in Tulse Hill, South London. Cheerily delivered (how else?) Philip gave informative training on organic ways with pests, diseases, disorders and deficiencies, and our ever clever MGs chipped in […]

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A Little Blog about the South London Botanical Institute.

IMG_6133As a Master Gardener, who does voluntary work at the SLBI, I thought I’d give you some info about the SLBI that you might wish to know about, as well as all the wonderful information that you can find on their website, http://www.slbi.org.uk/. It is a hidden treasure in South London. You can visit it […]

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Fruit, veg, growing and waste management Indian style

Fruit, veg, growing and waste management Indian styleSome of our MGs go away to some interesting places but do they ever heed my exhortation to take photos of veg growing abroad and blog them?! NO. Anyway, here are my fruit and veg holiday snaps from the Himalayas. I was full of admiration for the perfectly level terraced fields cultivated over generations on […]

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Gardening through the coldest months

Gardening through the coldest monthsBy Hannah Towers Winter is a dormant season for many plants, although it’s not a dormant season for us gardeners. There are many jobs during the colder months we can do to prepare our garden for the next year. It’s the time for us to insulate greenhouses, prune fruit trees and even plant garlic.   […]

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Food Metres – innovation in shorter food journeys – Lambeth case study

Food Metres – innovation in shorter food journeys – Lambeth case studyHow can we produce more food more locally, cut out middle men and develop the local food economy? Researchers are working with Lambeth food groups to explore innovation in local food systems for a European Union financed piece of work. The study is looking to support local projects with their initiatives to develop capacity in […]

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