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Mar 5th & 6th: Become a Master Gardener! Free Induction Training Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio Harvest Festival at Surrey Street Welcome to Croydon’s new Master Gardeners
 
Mar 5th & 6th: Become a Master Gardener! Free Induction Training

Mar 5th & 6th: Become a Master Gardener! Free Induction Training

Master Gardeners help Croydon residents to start growing their own food – could you be one of our amazing volunteers? As part of an exciting parnership between national charity Garden Organic and Croydon Council’s Food Flagship programme you’ll  be support local residents to get growing, using your own experience and enthusiasm. Master Gardeners are fully […]

Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies

Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies

Croydon’s first Food Buddies are trained and ready to get out and about in the borough and share their enthusiasm for good-for-you meals. They are taking the message that adding some home-grown goodness to your diet doesn’t need to be tricky. Anyone can have a mini-garden on their windowsill, and small additions like herbs, shoots […]

MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio

MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio

Marvellous Master Gardeners Catherine and Nola were chatting about their volunteer role and food-growing around the borough on Andrew Dickinson’s show on Croydon radio. Andrew (a fellow Master Gardener!) hosts the borough’s own environmental show. The Green Croydon radio show  highlights green issues in the borough, nationally and internationally. His interview was aired on Monday […]

Harvest Festival at Surrey Street

Harvest Festival at Surrey Street

It’s not every day you get a visit from a friendly pea pod and a tomato, but that’s who came to see Croydon’s newly-minted Master Gardeners at Surrey Street. The volunteers were joining in at the Surrey Street Market Harvest Festival, giving out food-growing advice and encouraging Croydon residents to have a go at growing. […]

Welcome to Croydon’s new Master Gardeners

Welcome to Croydon’s new Master Gardeners

Croydon’s keen Master Gardeners completed their foundation course on the weekend  of October 10 & 11 and are ready to get Croydon growing. The volunteers are bursting with enthusiasm after their two-day induction and ready to give free advice and support to residents who want to learn to grow some of their own food. This […]

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Free wildflower seed kits from Kew Gardens

Free wildflower seed kits from Kew GardensMaster Gardeners enthusiastically took part in Kew’s Grow Wild programme last year, transforming spaces into colourful, bee-friendly wildflower havens. The good news is that you can take part again this year. Kew has thousands of free seed kits to share. Last year, 56 volunteers received enough kits to share with nearly 2,000 people, let’s see […]

MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio

Harvest Festival at Surrey Street

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Mar 5th & 6th: Become a Master Gardener! Free Induction Training

Mar 5th & 6th: Become a Master Gardener! Free Induction TrainingMaster Gardeners help Croydon residents to start growing their own food – could you be one of our amazing volunteers? As part of an exciting parnership between national charity Garden Organic and Croydon Council’s Food Flagship programme you’ll  be support local residents to get growing, using your own experience and enthusiasm. Master Gardeners are fully […]

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Love healthy food? Join us as a Croydon Food Buddy

Love healthy food? Join us as a Croydon Food BuddyLearn to be a Food Buddy with Garden Organic and promote healthy eating and growing your own around Croydon! Full day Induction Training course held in central Croydon spring 2016 covering everything you need to know. Food Buddies are volunteers with a passion to encourage others to enjoy cooking, eating and growing healthy food. (Simple […]

Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies

Welcome to Croydon’s new Master Gardeners

Case Studies

Home grown spuds taste so good!

Home grown spuds taste so good!Hannah, a 26-year-old graphic designer,  enjoys using objects of nature in her illustrations, but had never tried getting her hands dirty in the garden. Like a lot of people who have never tried growing, she needed to build up a bit of confidence in handling plants! Hannah enjoys eating freshly grown food so while she […]

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Seed Swap and Growing advice Extravaganza at Crystal Palace