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Chutneys and preserves at In-Service Training day 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
 
Chutneys and preserves at In-Service Training day

Chutneys and preserves at In-Service Training day

What a wonderful autumn In-Service Training Day for Master Gardeners and Food Buddies, learning to make chutneys and quick-cook jam at Mum’s the Chef cafe in Croydon. We chopped and stirred, and made tamarind sauce, red onion chutney and a firey mint and coriander sauce. There was also a three berry, quick-cook jam, flavoured with […]

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. […]

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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

In-Service training and Christmas celebration

In-Service training and Christmas celebrationKeep your eyes peeled for news of our winter In-Service training and Christmas catch-up for Croydon Master Gardeners and Food Buddies next month – date and times to be confirmed shortly. We’re hoping to arrange a winter pruning session for all those interested in getting the best from their fruit trees, followed by thawing out […]

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

Chutneys and preserves at In-Service Training day

Chutneys and preserves at In-Service Training dayWhat a wonderful autumn In-Service Training Day for Master Gardeners and Food Buddies, learning to make chutneys and quick-cook jam at Mum’s the Chef cafe in Croydon. We chopped and stirred, and made tamarind sauce, red onion chutney and a firey mint and coriander sauce. There was also a three berry, quick-cook jam, flavoured with […]

Home grown spuds taste so good!

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