days out with master composters

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great time was had by all
seed tapes first flour and water ruler your seeds of cause scissors you make 3 strips out of kitchen ,napkins , tissue paper felt tip pen

 

then you cut 32 branches with pruners then lay them as you see then get your stump and a shorter piece then a thinner pit for the very  top

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE 2016

Well I have a lovely early start to meet other master composters,master gardeners and food buddies.  We went went to meet a Coach that had picked others up from Norwich and we were picked up from Thetford sainsburys car park  to head to the home of the Garden Organic.

And one of my blogging friends was their Emma Cooper link to her blog is here

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Chris Collins who was once the Blue Peter Gardner many moons ago and when he stopped being the gardener for Blue Peter he moved it lock stock and barrel to Manchester.

The speakers for the day were

Chris Collins his  advice was we could spend 15 minutes checking on our plants in the mornings.

Antony Roach from Earthworm Watch.

Mark Ridsdill Smith on Vertical Veg and his link to his blog is here http://www.verticalveg.org.uk/about-2/about-me/

I did 3 work shops

The first one was talking about Vertical Veg growing with Mark how we can use different containers to grow upwards.

The 2nd one was bread making I brought a dough home and the will be baking  some time to day tutor was Alison can not remember her surname

The 3rd one was Tie dyeing we steam one of the hankies and boiled the other using only natural items around the garden was very enjoyable,

The whole day incredible my first time of going  and can not wait for next years to come round again.

 

 

THE APPLE DAY AT THE GREEN BRITAIN CENTER SWAFFHAM

I had a lovely day manning the stand  for The Master Composters, we were joined by the Love Food Hate Waste group and I picked up some lovely recipe cards as well as information  here is the link https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/volunteering/love-food-hate-waste.

On a plus I  had my photo taken by the local paper the Lynn News so looking forward to the article they do.

For the 2nd time was asked about do we sell the bug viewers think it might be a good idea something I will endeavor to find out

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I had  some interesting  talks with the other groups about the different fertilizer which you can make at home now. Worm tea, Comfrey tea , Nettle tea , Banana tea, and now we can also do Rhubarb tea which help put goodness back into your garden.

One lady was telling me she puts her banana skins round her rose bushes.

 

All in all a fantastic day and of course there where loads and loads of Apples.

 

Dereham and District Allotment and Gardens Show.

Well to day I was volunteering with the master composters and grow buddies the weather help up until around 3pm then the heavens open I could not get many of the exhibits of produce as their were closing for judging and polite as me to leave

Here is a slide show as I  can not upload photos again with out deleting some again

Their were others stalls inside and out here is the Anglia water stand

plant stalls, beekeeper selling honey and candles

it was the first I got asked if we had one of these to sell as a couple of folk wanted to take one hope with then and I said I would like in to for them .

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