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Sprouting Out Blog

Groundwork's Sprouting Out logoWelcome to the Sprouting Out blog.
Throughout the two years of Sprouting Out projects, we'll post updates on how things are going at each of our partners' sites. We'll also share useful documents, links and tips here. On top of all of that, this is the perfect place for partners to keep in touch with each other - you can share your experiences, ask for more info or show off pictures of your hostel-grown produce!

Please do comment on posts - we want this to be your blog, administered by us, rather than our blog!

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Reflection on the project as two years come to an end

Ian Bond reflects on two years of Sprouting Out at New Hope's Community Garden in Watford.

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A busy autumn at Kilgour Court

It has been a busy autumn at Kilgour Court in Leighton Buzzard. Lots of forward planning and preparation, but more importantly - making good use of the harvest!

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Celebration for two years of growing skills and produce

Guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of hostel clients who have gained valuable life skills over the past two years.

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New Hope’s Community Market Garden

New Hope Community Market Garden, what it offers and a few words from Ian Bond (Community Market Garden Supervisor) on how the project has gone so far.

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Guest Blog from the Mayday Trust

Guest Blogger Mary Ferguson, Officer for the Mayday Trust, shares her experience of the project so far on both a personal and professional level, and praises all involved.

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Bake-Off at Leighton Buzzard this week!

Participants from the Black Horse and Kilgour Court made Cornish Pasties from scratch - there was lots to be learnt and eaten!

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Ted Casey offered a helping hand with our open day preparations

Preparation for the New Hope Autumn Open Day got underway and a guest was on hand to share knowledge with us at this session.

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Harvesting at Leighton Linslade

The last few weeks has seen the nurturing and harvesting of the crops grown at Kilgour Court. The residents discovered some interesting finds along the way.

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Summer hits at ResoLUTiONS Hub

Gemma Lyon tells us the hits of the summer at ResoLUTiONS Hub. The residents have seen some gorgeous weather for their project, find out how it's spurred them on.

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A Midsummer Review - New Hope Garden

A midsummer review of the growing garden took place today at New Hope Market Garden - taking time to review the plots and it's progress.

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Summer salads were on the menu at the newly open Recovery Hub

Gemma Lyon, Druglink, tells us that the resoLUTiONS hub is open and the Sprouting Out volunteers have been dishing up fresh summer food.

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Raised beds looking healthy at Black Horse, Leighton Linslade

The raised beds built by the residents at the Black Horse are looking healthy and growing well - see how great they look on display at the front of the shelter.

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