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MCG Open Day 2017

MCG Open Day 2017

Open Day 2017 at Marlpit Community Garden
Grapes Hill Community Garden

Grapes Hill Community Garden

Sunday 30th April 2017 - Nature in the Garden  11am - 3pm
Volunteering at Marlpit Community Garden

Volunteering at Marlpit Community Garden

Volunteers from UEA joined some of our regulars at Marlpit Community Garden. Due to bad weather, we had postponed to Wednesday 19 October 2016 The weather was still wet, but we went anyway! See the photos - Six students from UEA's School...
2016 Practical Training

2016 Practical Training

Gardening Practical Training 2016 The Training Programme  with Jon Derby at Marlpit has changed. There will be no December session and the November one will be replaced by "Growing and Pruning Tree Fruit and Soft Fruit " on 19/11/2016 from 10am to ...
Learn to Prune

Learn to Prune

New - November's Training with Jon Derby at Marlpit has changed. Click to see poster
Training at MCG - July 2016

Training at MCG - July 2016

Saturday 16th July 2016 : Gardening Training at Marlpit Community Garden “MORE FLOWERS – Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula, Meadowsweet, Mullein, St Johns Wort “, with Alex Hobbs, from 1 pm to 4 pm After a delicious and filling lunch at the Centr...
Training at MCG - June 2016

Training at MCG - June 2016

Herb Training - Midsummer Flowers Midsummer flowers was the topic for herb training at Marlpit Community Centre on Saturday, 18th June. It was a shame it wasn't better attended as it was a fascinating session. Alex Hobbs introduced us to the preparation...
Training at MCG - Feedback June 2016

Training at MCG - Feedback June 2016

Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs: a practical training course Looking after your plants Successional sowing – Sowing the same crop at intervals instead of sowing/planting all at once. Successional sowing helps to extend the harvest, make most o...

Training at MCG May 2016

Training – Saturday 21st May 2016 Learning about gardening at Marlpit Community Garden Growing vegetables and herbs from seed (JD, MP) from 10 am to 1 pm
Training at MCG - April 2016 - Soil

Training at MCG - April 2016 - Soil

Soil - Preparation and Planning Soil, its composition and how we treat it, is fundamental to growing veges successfully, so it was a pity only five of us turned up last Saturday for the course on soil with Jon Darby of Easton and Otley College. Not...
Growing and Using Herbs - April 2016

Growing and Using Herbs - April 2016

Spring Tonics , the third of the 'Growing and Using Herbs' Practical Training Courses,  was held at the Marlpit Community Garden on Saturday, April 16th. Once again, there were excellent handouts providing descriptions of the plants that we would u...
Growing and Using Herbs - March 2016

Growing and Using Herbs - March 2016

Growing and Using Herbs - March 2016 Herbs at our Feet , the second of these Practical Training Courses was held at the Marlpit Community Garden on Saturday, March 19th. We were given informative handouts featuring simple common plants that ...
Training February 2016

Training February 2016

Growing and pruning soft fruit bushes and fruit trees - 20th February 2016 Growing and pruning fruit bushes and trees was the fascinating subject of last week’s training session at Marlpit and we were fortunate to be instructed by the excellent Jon D...
Growing and Using Herbs - February 2016

Growing and Using Herbs - February 2016

Growing and Using Herbs - February 2016 The first of the 'Growing and Using Herbs' Practical Training Courses was held at the Marlpit Community Garden on Saturday, February 20th.The newly screened Gazebo was made cosy by Alex Hobbs'...
Bluebell Open Day 2016

Bluebell Open Day 2016

GO2 Bluebell South - Open Day was on 2nd October 2016  We had a good turnout of members and visitors, Phil pressed some of the rather scarce apples and pears from the site, and the Food Team spread a table with donated home-made dishes. Hot and ...
Outdoor Project Network event

Outdoor Project Network event

The Outdoor Project Network Sustainable Living Initiative hosted the third Outdoor Project Network event at Marlpit Community Garden on Tuesday evening – 12th July 2016. Thirty-four people met up and were shown around. We were 22 outdoor-related g...
MCG Open Day 2016

MCG Open Day 2016

Marlpit Community Garden Open Day 2016 Our third Open Day on 25th June was a relaxed occasion attended by a steady stream of visitors. The three sheep and their 'furry friends' were a big draw. Local children and their parents headed straight for...
All About Bees

All About Bees

It's All About Bees Half Term Activity at Marlpit Community Garden on Saturday, 4th June 2016 All about Bees Lilly Beaman (7 years) What a great day we had! The sun was shining, the flowers were blooming and the bees were buzzing. We...
MCG - Volunteering Day

MCG - Volunteering Day

Volunteers Day at Marlpit Community Garden On Friday 27th May , we were helped by over 90 volunteers from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Norwich. We provided refreshments, prepared tea and coffee and led the volunteers building compost-bins; weeding ...
Planting Snowdrops

Planting Snowdrops

Planting Snowdrops On Tuesday 5th April we planted 1000 native snowdrops at Marlpit Community Garden with the help of four young volunteers from Earlham Academy and C.N.S. school. The youngsters worked hard to prepare the ground which was thick with...
One Planet - Norwich

One Planet - Norwich

One Planet - Norwich - 12/13 March 2016 One Planet Norwich held an event at The Atrium from 10am-4pm on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March. We were there talking to people about GO 2 and Sustainable Living Initiative 's projects at Bluebell South...
MCG Bugs Day - 21 February 2016

MCG Bugs Day - 21 February 2016

Bugs Day at Marlpit Community Garden was on 21st February 2016 Click here to see photos of the event on OneDrive. More photos and a write-up will follow soon, and may be seen here... The main activity of the...
Bugs at Marlpit 20160221

Bugs at Marlpit 20160221

BUGS DAY We are planning to hold a BUGS DAY at Marlpit Community Garden on Sunday, 21st February , which comes at the end of half term. The main activity of the day will be to build a large BUG HOTEL using recycled pallets and materials,...
Marlpit Arms Christmas Fair 2015

Marlpit Arms Christmas Fair 2015

Marlpit Arms Christmas Fair 2015 Saturday 12th December 2015 from 4 pm We will be selling our home made jams and giving out information about GO2 . Food served will include fresh organic vegetables from Marlpit Community Garden. Click to see...
2015 Practical Training

2015 Practical Training

Practical Training 2015 At Marlpit Community Garden, on the second Saturday of each month in 2015, from 10am to 1pm - Book here ↓ Click here for the 2016 Programme Booking Form Notes from past Practical Training sessions ...
Training - December 2015

Training - December 2015

Training Day 12 -- December 12th 2015 "Sustainable Gardening Practices ", with Jon Darby This was to include building and organising the compost area on the Marlpit site, unfortunately the practical had to be abandoned because the weather was so...
Training - November 2015

Training - November 2015

Training Day 11  -- November 14th 2015 “Gardening With Nature ”, with George Ishmael George discussed our climate here in Norfolk and Norwich. Very dry, almost drought (official definition) conditions.   And went on to explain how ...
Training - August 2015

Training - August 2015

Training Feedback Saturday 8th August 2015 – Harvesting and Preserving Fruit and Vegetables There was a good mix of attendees at this training session - novices as well as experienced growers/food preservers from Bluebell and Marlpit. Apart f...
Training - March 2015

Training - March 2015

Training Feedback Saturday 14th March 2015 – Soil preparation and plant basics This was a very informative training session.  John, the trainer, was very knowledgeable and provided technical information on determining soil type (it was in...
20151031

20151031

Big Pumpkin Day 30th October 2015 - 10am to 1pm //
GO2 Bluebell Open Day 2015

GO2 Bluebell Open Day 2015

GO2 Bluebell Open Day 2015 We had a great Open Day on Sunday 4 October with lots of visitors and many new growers signing up. The weather was superb and the food excellent. We took over £100 in donations towards food and about £50 in money from se...
Jelly Making

Jelly Making

Saturday 5th September from 10am to 2pm Cooking at Marlpit Community Centre Half a dozen of us joined Bridget and learnt to make apple jelly (we had no blackberries) and a quick chutney. We all helped Amy with lunch made from potatoes, tomatoes and gr...
Move to Marlpit Community Centre

Move to Marlpit Community Centre

We're now at Marlpit Community Centre On 1st August 2015, SLI moved from West Earlham Community Centre to MCC at Hellesdon Road. This is where we held our 2015 AGM and where we hold regular Cooking Club meetings: it's very convenient for Marlpit C...
SLI AGM

SLI AGM

SLI Annual General Meeting Sunday 5 July 2015, 11 – 1 pm followed by lunch Marlpit Community Centre - Hellesdon Road NR6 5EQ see maps below Uploaded 23/2/2015 at 12:00 AGM – agenda Marlpit Community Centre Introduction Reports fro...
Marlpit Community Garden Open Day 2015

Marlpit Community Garden Open Day 2015

Marlpit Community Garden Open Day 2015   Movies and photos Viewing the beehives
Volunteers at MCG - May 2015

Volunteers at MCG - May 2015

JLL Volunteers at MCG - May 2015 A team of 45 volunteers from JLL in Norwich came to MCG  on 15th May 2015 Some of us dug a trench and laid a water-pipe in it to feed the beehive pond at the top end of the field. Others weeded around all the fr...
Alison's Report - National Volunteer Day 2015

Alison's Report - National Volunteer Day 2015

National Volunteer Day 2015 On Friday 15th May, young people from businesses all over the country gave their time to work voluntarily on community and environmental projects. One of the projects selected was Marlpit Community Garden. Forty-one men...
Pumpkin Day 2014

Pumpkin Day 2014

Pumpkin Day was enjoyed by all who attended - we gathered large numbers and enjoyed a fine lunch cooked and served by the Food Team in the Marlpit Community Centre Here are some photos Click here to see the poster MCG pumpkin day
Bluebell Open Day  2014

Bluebell Open Day 2014

↑ GO2 10th Anniversary and Open Day at Bluebell South was on Saturday 27th September 2014 The Lord Mayor of Norwich for 2014-15, Councillor Judith Lubbock visited, met many of us and cut one of the three birthday cakes! Many thanks t...
MCG Open Day 2014

MCG Open Day 2014

Open Day 2014 28th June was Open Day at Marlpit Community Garden
MCG Open Day 2013

MCG Open Day 2013

MCG Open Day - 21 September 2013
20130511-hedging

20130511-hedging

Volunteers plant hedges at MCG 11 May 2013
MCG Meeting November 2012

MCG Meeting November 2012

MCG Meeting on 10 November 2012 at the Marlpit Community Centre we had our first meeting with the local community members who had expressed interest in taking part in the scheme. It was attended by well over 30 people, thank you all for coming. If...
Early Days August 2012

Early Days August 2012

21 August 2012 The Field at the corner of Marlpit Lane