I’d like to introduce myself as the co-ordinator of the new Master Gardener programme in Croydon.
This exciting partnership between national charity Garden Organic and Public Health Croydon will see experienced volunteers support local residents to start growing their own food.
These volunteer Master Gardeners, trained and supported by Garden Organic, will be working in community gardens and growing schemes around the borough.
They will share their skills with members of the community who are identified as being likely to benefit from gardening and food growing.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be
- Looking for people to join us as Master Gardeners. We are looking for at least a couple of years of food-growing experience and a passion to share that knowledge with others. In return volunteers will receive free training and resources from Garden Organic, including a two-day induction course, held locally.
- We’re also looking for enthusiastic Food Buddies to engage the community and spread the word about the value of food growing. They don’t need to be gardeners, as we’ll be offering them training too, to take their own growing skills forward.
- Making links with services who can refer people to us from residents, community groups, third sector agencies, treatment teams, medical settings etc. Anyone who would benefit from getting outside and active, meeting like-minded people and learning more about growing delicious and nutritious food is welcome!
Please feel free to forward my contact details to anyone you think might be interested in joining us as a Master Gardener or a Food Buddy, or in referring people into the scheme.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Regional Co-ordinator for London Master Gardeners
Phone: 07584 474778 London
Post: Garden Organic, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG
I’m often out and about but I check emails and phone messages regularly.
Master Gardeners – volunteers supporting people and communities to grow fruit and vegetables in gardens and on communal land.