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16 New Master Gardeners in Somerset
Following an intense 2 day training, 16 brand new master gardeners from across the county have emerged to go forth and inspire people to start - and stay - on the path of growing some part of their own food.
The training, provided by national growing charity Garden Organic in collaboration with Somerset Community Food, was held at Heads Up in South Horrington, near Wells, home of a new therapeutic gardening project.
A very lively buzz hovered over the whole two days as the new master gardeners were taken through the tried and tested steps of how to hold inspirational conversations with people completely new to growing, promoting organic methods and creating a personal action plan to find their first 5 households to mentor.
Filled with enthusiasm by trainers Philip Turvill and Kate Newman, the new master gardeners will spend around 30 hours over the next year sharing their skills and knowledge with people keen to learn. If you would like some advice about what to do first in your growing journey this year – whether in your own garden, at the allotment or in any other growing setting - please get in touch.