Great talk was given by Mick in association with the NVS
National Vegetable Societypresents An Illustrated Talk by Mick Poultney on: Raised Beds & No Dig Cultivation
This was an interesting talk from a very funny guy, so thanks Mick, and thanks to the NVS for putting on this event and to all the HPAA members who turned out to listen and hope you like me found this interesting.
Hatfield Peverel Village Hall, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2HP On: Sunday 19th April 2015 - Time: 2.00pm
Mick left the Royal Navy and got into gardening through his father-in-law who told him about a Gardening Club the British Legion was starting up. Before this, Mick had not had any real interest in gardening, but his father-in-law persuaded him to attend the first meeting (as well as the promise of there being a bar!) By the next monthly meeting, Mick had volunteered himself for Chairman of the club.
That year, Mick entered in the novice vegetable classes, and the judge commented that “…if those beetroot were out there they would of won!” Therefore, that was it – Mick had the gardening bug, liking the fresh air and hard work of maintaining a plot and exhibiting vegetables. Mick is heavily involved with the NVS, both through his gardening club (who are affiliated to the Society).
Mick is an NVS judge and lecturer and now spends a lot of time giving talks at various events around the country and helping others in all aspects of gardening. Amongst others, Mick has spoken at the Edible Garden Show and BBC Gardener’s World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. Mick is also one of the contributors to the NVS website and writes a weekly article for “Mick’s Corner” about what’s been happening on his plot. The articles vary in content from the sowing and planting out of vegetables, fruit and flowers to harvesting, exhibiting, winemaking or preserving the crop as well as developments in the infrastructure on his allotment such as rebuilding his polytunnel and clearing out the greenhouse.