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Food Buddy training coming soon to Croydon- be a part of it! Free Food Growing Course for Croydon residents – now booking to start Sunday April 10th 2016 Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio Harvest Festival at Surrey Street
 
Food Buddy training coming soon to Croydon- be a part of it!

Food Buddy training coming soon to Croydon- be a part of it!

Learn to be a Food Buddy with Garden Organic and promote healthy eating and growing your own around Croydon! Full day Induction Training course held  on May 14th  at the Friends Meeting House in Croydon will teach everything you need to know. Food Buddies are volunteers with a passion to encourage others to enjoy cooking, […]

Free Food Growing Course for Croydon residents – now booking to start Sunday April 10th 2016

Free Food Growing Course for Croydon residents – now booking to start Sunday April 10th 2016

Croydon Master Gardeners will be supporting a free food growing course based at Wandle Park starting from April 2016.  EcoLocal will be running this course at the Wandle Park Community Garden in Croydon and volunteer Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide extra support and encouragement to those new growers who would like to undertake […]

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. […]

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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

Events

May 14th: Learn to be a Food Buddy!

May 14th: Learn to be a Food Buddy!Join the food growing and healthy eating buzz in Croydon! Learn to be a volunteer Food Buddy with Garden Organic and promote healthy eating and growing your own around the borough. Full day Induction Training course held in central Croydon May 2016 covering everything you need to know. Food Buddies are volunteers with a passion […]

Jun 4th: Family Fest

Jun 11th: Croydon Green Fair

News

New Master Gardeners join the Croydon team

New Master Gardeners join the Croydon teamSix new Master Gardener volunteers have joined the Croydon network. The volunteers, who had their two-day Induction Training on March 5th and 6th, will be helping Croydon residents to start growing food. They can offer free advice and support to people who want to learn to grow veg and fruit. This can be at home, […]

Love healthy, home-grown food? Join us as a Croydon Food Buddy

Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies

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 […]

Meet your Croydon team

Seed Swap and Growing advice Extravaganza at Crystal Palace