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Award winning volunteers at Garden Organic’s national conference

Award winning volunteers at Garden Organic’s national conferenceGarden Organic has hosted a special awards ceremony at its National Master Volunteer Master conference to celebrate the achievements of its volunteer networks. More than 215 Master Gardeners, Master Composters, Local Food Project Co-ordinators, Seed Stewards and other likeminded volunteers attended Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens site on September 28 for a day of activities. After [...]

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Spotlight on Master Gardeners as Local Food audit Garden Organic

Spotlight on Master Gardeners as Local Food audit Garden OrganicGrant officers from Local Food visited Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens on the 14 August 2013 to audit the Master Gardener Programme. This was a wonderful opportunity to look back, and look ahead since Local Food funded the pilot Master Gardener networks in spring 2010. Hundreds of volunteer ‘Master Gardeners’ have now helped 50,000 people benefit [...]

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Master Gardener pruning tips

Master Gardener pruning tipsPruning your fruit trees is an important job to maximise your fruit crops and keep your plants healthy. It can be confusing! So to help you out  Master Gardeners have shared their top tips to successful pruning. Winter pruning should be carried out whilst the trees are dormant, from late November to early March. So [...]

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‘Grow your own food’ a boost for health and sense of community, says Coventry University research

‘Grow your own food’ a boost for health and sense of community, says Coventry University researchEncouraging people to grow more of their own food is not only beneficial to the environment but leads to improved health and wellbeing and creates stronger local communities, according to new Coventry University research released today. In a study of the Master Gardeners programme run by the UK’s leading organic growing charity, Garden Organic, researchers [...]

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Running a stall at a local event – case study

Running a stall at a local event – case studyWe asked Master Gardener Allen Farren how he went about organising a stand at a local event and why it was so much fun. Allen has been to many local events, and organised one of our very first Master Gardener stands back in May 2010…………  “Your first one is a learning curve. You need to [...]

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