Skill-sharing session on Sunday 26th of June, 11-12am,
at GO2 Bluebell South Allotments.
On Sunday 24th April 2016 Sophie ran a skillshare session on Soils, Soil Prep and Manure, with a guest appearance from Composting Phil. Hail and the lure of cake and tea increased attendance to a total of six lucky, cake-filled individuals in our GO2 shed in Bluebell site.
Sophie talked about soil preparation, talking about soil structure and properties here at the Bluebell site.
|Natasha’s plot …||Phil’s plot …||Vicky’s plot …||Demo plot …|
11 to 12am on the last Sunday of the month.
Next is 24th April, followed by 29th May and 26th June
These are friendly and informal meetings for growers to share tips and advice, find answers to their questions and discuss specific topics. Tea and cakes provided!
This Sunday – 24th April, we’ll discuss improving soil and preparing the ground for sowing – sharing some of the ideas from the recent practical training session at Marlpit Community Garden.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see the “Team Page”
Sophie will run a skill-sharing session on Sunday 28th February at GO2 Bluebell on fruit bushes with a practical session in the fruit bush area. 11 – 12. Do come and find out how to look after fruit bushes.
This follows lastSaturday’s training at Marlpit Community Garden on the same subject.
Here’s what we learnt about Soft Fruit Pruning in February 2014
The last session of the 2015 Programme of Practical Gardening courses is being held at Marlpit Community Garden on Saturday 12th December 2015.
It is titled “Sustainable Gardening Practices” – click here to book a place.
The new programme of courses for 2016 is published. Two courses will be run on the third Saturday of each month. There are morning courses titled “Growing Fruit and Vegetables” and afternoon courses titled “Growing and Using Herbs“. To find out more and sign-up, click here.
Our skill-sharing sessions are informal and friendly meetings where we exchange tips and advice. This time we’ll talk about what to plant this autumn and how to prepare the ground for next season. It will also be an opportunity to review our successes and failures of this summer, taking good note of them for next year.
Tea and cakes provided!
You can’t make this date? Don’t worry, come to our shared lunch on Sunday 1st November. Many people will be there, able to answer your questions.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Alison Foss unexpectedly on Thursday 20th August 2015. The funeral was at 2:15 on Wednesday 23rd September at Earlham Cemetery.
Alison has been active at Marlpit Community Garden since it started and was the accountant for Sustainable Living Initiative since April this year.
Alison wrote the Marpit Newsletter which we send monthly and regularly contributed to our Bluebell Newsletters, with recipes , reports and even a book review. We enjoyed Alison’s company last Saturday, cooking lunch at Marlpit Community Centre.
Our condolences go to Dennis, Alison’s husband – we’ll miss her.
The new office at Marlpit Community Centre has great kitchen facilities with space for small groups to cook all sorts of seasonal produce and share their skills.
If you’d like to cook Mediterranean dishes, we are planning a session on Saturday 26th September from 10.00 until 2pm.
To experience these culinary delights, e-mail me at email@example.com to reserve a place, and if you could share a cooking skill or recipe, please let me know. Please don’t be shy, just let me know by e-mail or leave a message in the book in the shed.Moira and the Food Team
was busy – growers showed inventive ways of cooking produce from their plots. The events page has pictures – click here.
Now the office has moved to Marlpit Community Centre (just 5 minutes from Marlpit allotments), we can take advantage of the kitchen facilities and cook all sorts of seasonal produce.
We can do this in small groups of members, and share their skills.
For example, if you’d like to cook Mediterranean dishes, we are planning a session on Saturday 26th September from 10.00 until 2pm.
If you would like to experience these culinary delights, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place – places are limited by the size of the kitchen.
Also, if you are able to share a cooking skill, please let me know. Please don’t be shy, just let me know by e-mail or leave a message in the book in the shed.
Jam making and chutneys are already in full swing in preparation for fundraising on Open Day on 4th October.
Next Training Day on the second Saturday in August (the 8th) is titled “Harvesting and preserving fruit and vegetables”
We’ll be making jams and chutneys in the kitchen at the new office, above you can see what we made last year to raise funds.
If you’d like to join in, make a booking on the website – click here.
Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs: a practical training course
Session 6: Pest and disease, identification and control, has been rescheduled!
It will now take place on Sunday 19th July from 10 until 1 at Marlpit Community Garden, Marlpit Lane. There are still some places available; it is free for GO2 Bluebell team leaders and other members will get a discounted rate (£12 for the session). Anyone interested, please contact
A free workshop (for our GO2 members) on: repairing and maintaining garden power tools – Sunday 19th July from 1 pm to 3 pm, at Marlpit Community Garden, Marlpit Lane. Booking essential, please contact Mahesh email@example.com