Tag Archives: Greenwich

Volunteer – What’s in a Name?


At a recent training session, one of the participants asked if there were any alternatives to the name ‘volunteer’? He asked because he felt it had negative associations, akin to being labelled a ‘mug’. No doubt he based it on his own experience. … Continue reading

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200 Steps is All it Takes


Imagine you have just found yourself in the main entrance of Greenwich Station, feeling thirsty, but also wanting to be away from the crowds. You are only allowed 200 steps to reach your goal. The only option is to turn, … Continue reading

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Learn from someone who knows


Wednesday’s event will be a great opportunity to find out about the practical side of gardening from people who already do it themselves. Anyone can read a book about something (and it is a perfectly valid way of learning any … Continue reading

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Don’t leave it there – it’s valuable!


I have known for a few years how easy and useful it is to make leaf mould, but until recently I have never tried it for myself. Essentially, all it involves is putting a quantity of leaves into a black … Continue reading

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To Jam, or not to Jam


Having researched Physalis on the internet, as well as learning that they were first grown in England at the end of the 18th C.,  I found out that they are rich in pectin, so are ideal for making jam. However, I really … Continue reading

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