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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 […]

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Free wildflower seed kits from Kew Gardens

Free wildflower seed kits from Kew GardensMaster Gardeners enthusiastically took part in Kew’s Grow Wild programme last year, transforming spaces into colourful, bee-friendly wildflower havens. The good news is that you can take part again this year. Kew has thousands of free seed kits to share. Last year, 56 volunteers received enough kits to share with nearly 2,000 people, let’s see […]

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MGs Catherine and Nola on Croydon Radio

Marvellous Master Gardeners Catherine and Nola were chatting about their volunteer role and food-growing around the borough on Andrew Dickinson’s show on Croydon radio. Andrew (a fellow Master Gardener!) hosts the borough’s own environmental show. The Green Croydon radio show  highlights green issues in the borough, nationally and internationally. His interview was aired on Monday […]

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Harvest Festival at Surrey Street

Harvest Festival at Surrey StreetIt’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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South London Master Gardeners – 6000 hours of local advice and support growing food

South London Master Gardeners – 6000 hours of local advice and support growing foodWe’ve had an excellent run under the Local Food funding. We’ve reached Yr 5, Quarter 2 of our programme. There was 3 year’s funding initially, and that was extended by 18 months due to enormous success.  However, all good things must come to an end. And so, a little poignantly, this is the last story […]

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