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Croydon Master Gardeners are ready to help new growers across the borough of Croydon.

(The Lottery-funded South London Master Gardener Programme closed on 28.02.14)

 


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Andrew Dickinson

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageWandle Park
Interestsallotmenteering/volunteering/mushroom growing/fruit pressing

Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageProject Officer, Croydon Master Gardeners
InterestsI co-ordinate the activities of our volunteer Master Gardeners in Croydon and provide support for Liza, the Regional co-ordinator. Gardening is my passion and I enjoy sharing that excitement and enthusiasm about being outside to young and old. I have experience working in schools supporting their food growing projects and love to see the children get their hands dirty and discovering worms as well as being excited about harvesting and eating the produce they have grown. I am involved with community garden projects in Croydon and enjoy the opportunity to get together with others to grow fruit and vegetables, herbs, flowers and plants often chatting over a cup of tea! Learning about growing food is great fun. Learning together with other people is even better. I am looking forward to working with our volunteer Master Gardeners as they share their knowledge, skills and experience with local residents and community groups in Croydon.

Elaine

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsI have enjoyed gardening for over 40 years and have grown flowers and vegatables. I have great pleasure in working in my garden and have helped family members create their gardens.

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Food Buddy Kate Brown

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsGardening! Also board games and travelling.

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Georgina

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsGrowing/gardening, Art, Photography, Music, Food, Yoga

Hassan

Hassan

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageEverywhere!
InterestsAvid book reader, baker of cakes and Master Gardener

Iain

Iain

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
Interestsgrowing fruit and veg, foraging for wild mushrooms, making jams, bee keeping, rugby, cycling, live music

Jay

Jay

RegionCroydon
Town/Village
Interests'I learnt the methods and rewards of gardening from my father, watching the miracle as his vegetables peeped out of the ground and grew (as long as I could keep my rabbits from eating them when they escaped from their hutches). Our family and others managed to live well on the produce grown in gardens and on scraps of land during the war and subsequent food rationing; in those days we had a lean but healthy diet and the plants were necessarily grown with natural (effectively organic) methods. I'm part of a small team of gardeners from the East Coulsdon Residents Association. We grow flowers and shrubs at Coulsdon South station, to brighten it up. Its enjoyable to work together, to learn from experimental plantings to see what works best in the station soil and see the station blooming with more colour each year; if we needed encouragement, passengers frequently tell us how the flowers cheer them up before the morning commute to work. I look forward to sharing what I know with new growers and also to learning more from experienced fellow growers in the Master Gardener project. '

Lauren AB

Lauren AB

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
Interestserrrr.... other than gardening? eating, baking, running, (in that order)

Liza Scholefield

Liza Scholefield

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsI recruit, train and support Master Gardeners in and around London. I have a background in media and journalism. I have grown food in gardens and on allotments for over 20 years and never get tired of the magic. I now keep chickens, which get in the way of my gardening. I’m looking forward to supporting Master Gardeners to bring the benefits of growing food to people in Croydon. I enjoy finding cheap and easy ways to get people growing and de-mystifying gardening. I want to reclaim gardening as a fun and simple activity instead of an expensive and complicated one.

Nadine

Nadine

RegionCroydon
Town/VillagePurley
InterestsBeing a mum with a full time job! Family allotment, football and love living in South London

Nola

Nola

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsBotany

Ozichi Brewster

Ozichi Brewster

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsI am a keen gardener and enjoy growing fruits, vegetables and herhs and flowers. i am always looking for what I can use from my garden, which I recreated into a mini forest food garden in 2012. I have always gardened organically having experienced this as a child. living and growing food naturally with my family. I have adapted my gardening over the years for low maintenance, no waste and recyling as much as I can. Growing food is fun and rewarding, apart from the choice of growing what you really like, their is the benefits of fruits and vegetables that taste fresh, you will get the benefits of being outdoors. I grow in my garden, allotment and containers, where ever I can fit in a plant, there is always a way if you want to grow food.

Pam

RegionCroydon
Town/Villagevalley park
Interestsgardening

Shujaat Ali Mahmood

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageCroydon
InterestsI have been looking after fruits and vegetables since primary school. It give a soothing effect after a day’s work. It is always a pleasure to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers. I am an IT consultant with more than twenty years of management, support and programming. It will be an honour to assist people in their gardens.

Vicky

Vicky

RegionCroydon
Town/VillageNew Addington
InterestsFood Growing