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 1pm, £20 including lunch. Click here to see a poster.pruning-poster

Booking essential for next month, click here

Training sessions were to be held at Marlpit Community Garden, on the third Saturday of each month in 2016, morning and afternoon – separate sessions on each day. (To see feedback from earlier sessions – click here.)

There will be two free places for volunteers from Bluebell and two from Marlpit at all sessions. Booking is essential. Volunteers are expected to help set up the training and clear up afterwards.

For further information and to book your place, please contacts us at this address –

Sustainable Living Initiative
Marlpit Community Centre
Hellesdon Road
Norwich NR6 5EG.i
Tel: 01603 920570; Mob: 07969996646
e-mail: sustainable@grow-our-own.co.uk

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Gardening Training Programme – December session cancelled

November session has changed

Notes from past Practical Training sessions

To see the 2015 notes, click here

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'...