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Pakoras and pumpkins! Croydon has new Food Buddies Free Food Growing Course for Croydon residents – now booking to start Sunday April 10th 2016 Meet Croydon’s first Food Buddies Harvest Festival at Surrey Street Welcome to Croydon’s new Master Gardeners
 
Pakoras and pumpkins! Croydon has new Food Buddies

Pakoras and pumpkins! Croydon has new Food Buddies

What a great day’s Induction Training we had on Saturday (May 14th) when 8 more enthusiastic Food Buddies joined us! We were only minutes in before the new volunteers started coming up with wonderful ideas and recipes – based around a simple mix of  veggies, herbs and food cupboard staples. Food buddy Erica had brought along […]

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 […]

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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Growing on prescription

Growing on prescriptionThis great idea, where GP’s turn over outdoor space for community gardening so patients can grow their own could work in Croydon! Story and picture from The Guardian. The Lambeth GP Food Co-operative was launched in 2013 at Brockwell Park surgery, south London. With £160,000 in funding from the clinical commissioning group (CCG) and Lambeth […]

Free wildflower seed kits from Kew Gardens

MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio

Events

Sep 24th: Garden Organic Volunteers Conference

Sep 24th: Garden Organic Volunteers ConferenceCroydon Master Gardeners and Food Buddies are joining volunteers from all over the country at the annual Garden Organic Volunteers Conference at Ryton Organic Gardens on Saturday, September 24th. They’ll be enjoying a great day lined up including workshops on how to grow Oyster mushrooms on spent coffee grounds, Blooms for bees, Biology of compost […]

News

Pakoras and pumpkins! Croydon has new Food Buddies

Pakoras and pumpkins! Croydon has new Food BuddiesWhat a great day’s Induction Training we had on Saturday (May 14th) when 8 more enthusiastic Food Buddies joined us! We were only minutes in before the new volunteers started coming up with wonderful ideas and recipes – based around a simple mix of  veggies, herbs and food cupboard staples. Food buddy Erica had brought along […]

New Master Gardeners join the Croydon team

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 […]

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Seed Swap and Growing advice Extravaganza at Crystal Palace