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Croydon’s Master Gardener network is part of Croydon Council’s Food Flagship, supported by the Mayor of London.

The Food Flagship is transforming how we think about eating and growing healthy food in the borough. It encompasses residents of all ages, Croydon schools, local businesses, community organisations and more.

Master Gardeners are experienced food growers, trained and managed by Garden Organic, who help and support Croydon residents to start growing some of their own fruit and vegetables.

The Food Flagship programme will support local people to cook and grow more healthy food in Croydon. Find out about the projects through @Yourcroydon #foodflagships

Your co-ordinators are Liza Scholefield, contact Liza here. and Catherine Graham

The South London Master Gardener programme ran from 19th June 2010 to 28th February 2014. The programme offered free food growing advice and support for local people and communities.

South London Master Gardeners in action

South London Master Gardeners in action

The programme inducted 119 enthusiastic Master Gardeners active in Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, together with the fringes of the neighbouring London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Croydon, Merton and Kingston Upon Thames.

Each volunteer was encouraged to use innovative ways for inspiring households and connecting neighbourhoods to grow their own food and keep growing.

This exciting volunteer network launched in June 2010 in partnership with Food Up Front and Garden Organic with funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Scheme and Sheepdrove Trust.

Master Gardeners were actively supported by the locally based co-ordinator, Fiona Law, and programme partners.

Find out more

Read about the programme

Please go to the contact page to follow up future interest in developing a Master Gardener programme local to you