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NOW RECRUITING: looking for 20 new Master Gardener Volunteers

NOW RECRUITING:  looking for 20 new Master Gardener Volunteers

We are expanding the thriving network of South London Master Gardeners. Since the programme launched in June 2010, our now 70+ wonderful volunteers have helped thousands of local residents grow food.

Do you have at least two years’ experience growing fruit and veg?  Can you share your knowledge and enthusiasm with beginner growers? We are looking for another 20 volunteers with growing experience to help local people and communities grow their own food organically.

We offer free training (two-day course with follow-up sessions) and full ongoing support from me, your local co-ordinator. We ask you to give about half a day a month at a time and place to suit you, focused around supporting households and the wider community. We operate in three core boroughs – Wandsworth, Lambeth, and Southwark – and neighbouring fringes of Lewisham, Croydon, Bromley, Merton and Kingston upon Thames.

Foundation Training course for new Master Gardeners  Sat & Sun April 21 & 22 2012

  • extend your knowledge of organic growing with Garden Organic’s experts
  • network and find out how you can contribute to growing in your area
  • share your experience and expertise
  • develop skills interacting with the public
  • enjoy some good food and good company, free to talk about fruit and veg with other enthusiasts!

Click here for more details on the role

If you’re keen to apply, please check out the programme and have a good read of previous blogs, case studies, news. Also keep an eye on events, where you could chat to current Master Gardeners. 

Contact Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator to register your interest

Please note that Master Gardener volunteers are individuals who already have experience and expertise growing fruit and vegetables, and the enthusiasm and skills to pass on their knowledge.  The foundation training is NOT in basic horticulture (link coming soon with opportunities for training in horticulture ).

Venue: we have run training in Wandsworth, Southwark and Lambeth so far. We will confirm the location of this April’s training once you are accepted on the programme.  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Fiona, South London Master Gardener Coordinator

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