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.
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
Norwich NR6 5EG.i
Tel: 01603 920570; Mob: 07969996646
Book here ↓
Gardening Training Programme – December session cancelled
November session has changed
Notes from past Practical Training sessions
To see the 2015 notes, click here
New - November's Training with Jon Derby at Marlpit has changed.
Click to see poster
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...
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...
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 – 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
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...
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
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 ...
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
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'...