Hand-made compost workshop - Merton College Head Gardener

Jan. 14, 2023

Long Mead Barn
Swinford
OX29 4DU
England - South East
United Kingdom

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Following NRN Plant Propagation Groups successful trialling of our own wood chip seed compost, we have persuaded Lucille Savin, head gardener of Merton College (the first woman head gardener of an Oxford College) to let us into the secrets of the homemade compost and rooting compound that she has been making for Merton College gardens. 

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Speaker Lucille Savin
Lucille Savin is the inspirational head gardener of Merton College who initiated the restoration of two meadows on the Cherwell River, belonging to Merton College by Long Mead's Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project. NRN's Plant Propagation Group and Long Mead Carefarming with our partners at Bridewell Organic Gardens have …

Lucille Savin is the inspirational head gardener of Merton College who initiated the restoration of two meadows on the Cherwell River, belonging to Merton College by Long Mead's Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project. NRN's Plant Propagation Group and Long Mead Carefarming with our partners at Bridewell Organic Gardens have recently  planted out 500 plants raised over the last year.

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Organizer

Long Mead


Date and Time

Sat, Jan. 14, 2023

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT+0100) Europe/Zurich

Location

Long Mead Barn

Swinford
OX29 4DU
England - South East
United Kingdom

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite …

This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.


If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.

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