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Lambeth Country Show

Lambeth Country ShowRain couldn’t dampen this massive, noisy, family fun weekend of July 16th 17th.  There’s an ever-growing food and gardening presence, including a horticultural show which creates a lot of interest.  This is in addition to sheep shearing and a wide range of livestock from local community farms, donkey rides, fun fair, live music, food and […]

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Kennington Fete

Kennington FeteBeekeepers, Indian food, Spanish music, the odd aria and Master Gardeners – it’s amazing what you can fit into a London urban fete. The Kennington Fete is really well attended and each year there are more stalls and more people than ever. Our Master Gardeners’ stall was slotted between local craft makers and community groups […]

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Feastival Fun

Feastival FunIt was a very productive three days for Master Gardener at The Big Feastival, 1 – 3  July 2011. We took about 200 names of housholders wanting  a year’s free gardening support from our volunteers. In addition, 400 or so people signed the One Pot Pledge! Huge thanks to Delfland Nurseries for donating lovely organic […]

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Master Gardeners join fight for peat-free gardening

Master Gardeners join fight for peat-free gardeningOur South London volunteers are helping communities and their mentored households to reduce the use of peat for growing food and flowers, part of Garden Organic’s campaign, ‘I Don’t Dig Peat‘. Most gardeners do all they can to invite wildlife into their gardens – but by using compost containing peat, thousands of us are destroying […]

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Big Lunch – Doddington, Kennington and Peckham!

Big Lunch – Doddington, Kennington and Peckham!Master Gardener Dave writes: We held a Big Lunch event in the Doddington Community Garden (Battersea, Wandsworth) last Sunday and, despite the rather drizzly weather, it was a success. The local church supported the event as a replacement for their usual church lunch, which gave lots of its congregation their first opportunity to see the […]

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