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Sowing seeds at Summer Play Day

Sowing seeds at Summer Play Day

MG Niki and Co-ordinator Liza met dozens of little growers and their parents at a busy Summer Play Day at Riverside Children’s centre. There were a few spots of rain but it didn’t put off the keen youngsters, who joined us to play “What vegetable is this?” We were very impressed how many tots recognised […]

Trugs and tubs make great ponds!

Trugs and tubs make great ponds!

No matter how small the space, you can still have water in your garden. Medway Master Gardeners learned about the value even a tiny pond can bring to a growing space at their latest In-Service Training day. Maureen Rainey of Kent Wildlife Trust led the day’s workshop, set at the trust’s lovely headquarters at Tyland […]

Salad Leaf Bingo at Winter Training Day

Salad Leaf Bingo at Winter Training Day

Eyes down for a full house – Medway Master Gardeners enjoyed a lively game of salad leaf bingo at their winter in-service training day on Saturday 17th January. They had to match the right name and the right leaf to each picture. With a lot of discussion and a lot of nibbling of leaves – […]

Muddy Mondays and sprouted seeds

Muddy Mondays and sprouted seeds

Master Gardener Jacquie and co-ordinator Liza joined in the fun at Riverside Children’s Centre, Rainham for the weekly outdoor session, Muddy Mondays. Come rain or shine, the families enjoy a play and a catch-up in the open air. As well as making mud pies and running about, the children were keen to have a go […]

The Hanging Gardens of Chatham – and a living windowsill

The Hanging Gardens of Chatham – and a living windowsill

Passers-by and visitors to POP gallery in Chatham High Street were greeted by the amazing sight of an edible windowsill. The indoor living display was made of black mustard seed microgreens and it looked wonderful. It was part of an exhibit by Master Gardener Marta and other artists and grabbed lots of attention. There was […]

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Free wildflower seed kits!

Free wildflower seed kits!Master Gardeners enthusiastically took part in Kew’s Grow Wild programme last year, transforming spaces into colourful, bee-friendly wildflower havens. The good news is that you can take part again this year. Kew has thousands of free seed kits to share. Last year, 56 volunteers received enough kits to share with nearly 2,000 people, let’s see […]

Sowing seeds at Summer Play Day

Delce Children’s Centre gets growing with MG Meagan

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To dig – or not to dig? Master Gardeners find out at In-Service training.

To dig – or not to dig? Master Gardeners find out at In-Service training.No-Dig techniques are certainly fashionable – but do they work in a busy, productive space growing a wide range of crops? Medway Master Gardeners visited Sissinghurst Castle vegetable gardens, near Cranbrook, for their In-Service training to find out how the system works there. It was a very blowy day but there were still quite a […]

Become a Growing Health Champion

Trugs and tubs make great ponds!

Case Studies

Beans and Saxons!

We were very happy to join Year Five pupils at St Mary’s Catholic school in Gillingham for a lesson about Anglo Saxons and the food they would have eaten.  Anglo Saxons did not have all the vegetables we have today but they did eat peas, beans, parsnips, turnips, leeks, onions and garlic. Then the pupils […]

Delce Children’s Centre gets growing with MG Meagan

Bumper first year for supported grower Alison!