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Autumn sowing, Green manures and Winning First place on Grow Clyde Road!

Autumn sowing, Green manures and Winning First place on Grow Clyde Road!

With an autumn feeling in the air it was the perfect day to get planning what the two communal plots could look like this autumn and winter. We had a lovely selection of kales, mustard salads, miner’s lettuce, overwintering onions, sorrel, oriental greens and green manures to choose from, not forgetting broad beans and garlic [...]

Beneficial insects, Pests and Vegetable bartering on Grow Clyde Road

Beneficial insects, Pests and Vegetable bartering on Grow Clyde Road

This Wednesday (2nd July) we looked at the wonderful world of bugs: beneficial insects and pests that roam around your garden looking for food and somewhere to live. The children went on a bit of a mini beast hunt and found butterflies, worms, ladybirds, aphids and lots of ants! Luckily we mainly have beneficial insects, [...]

New crop of North London Master Gardeners complete their induction training

New crop of North London Master Gardeners complete their induction training

North London’s latest group of keen Master Gardeners completed their induction course this weekend (7 and 8 June) in the beautiful surroundings of Freightliners City Farm in Islington. Background Garden Organic has been commissioned by Islington & Camden Public Health to deliver the Growing for Health project over the next 2 years. Master Gardener volunteers [...]

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Summer celebration on Grow Clyde Road!

Friday 23 May. On Friday evening we had a summer party to celebrate the arrival of the potting shed and all the work that has gone into sowing, planting and looking after this season’s crops! Luckily the sunshine came out just in time. We set up a BBQ with the help of Yasar, a resident [...]

Grow Clyde Road – a new Master Gardener project launches with The Peabody Housing Trust

Grow Clyde Road – a new Master Gardener project launches with The Peabody Housing Trust

February 11th 2014 Garden Organic and The Peabody Housing Trust are launching a new partnership to set up a grower’s group among residents of the Clyde Road Estate in Tottenham, North London. Made up of 122 properties, any resident will be eligible to join. The project will consist of a series of regular drop in [...]

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Autumn sowing, Green manures and Winning First place on Grow Clyde Road!

Autumn sowing, Green manures and Winning First place on Grow Clyde Road!With an autumn feeling in the air it was the perfect day to get planning what the two communal plots could look like this autumn and winter. We had a lovely selection of kales, mustard salads, miner’s lettuce, overwintering onions, sorrel, oriental greens and green manures to choose from, not forgetting broad beans and garlic [...]

Giant carrots, herb cuttings, harvesting and shed painting on Grow Clyde Road

Preserving your harvest, runner beans and painting galore on Grow Clyde Road

Events

Sat 11th and Sun 12th October 2014: The Great Seed Festival, London

Sat 11th and Sun 12th October 2014: The Great Seed Festival, London  Plans are coming together for The Great Seed Festival taking place in London October as part of food sovereignty month. A number of organisations and venues across London have committed to taking part, including The Garden Museum, Chelsea Physic Garden and the Women’s Environmental Network among others. Sessions will run all weekend on a [...]

News

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national awardGarden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme is celebrating success after scooping the prestigious national ‘Education and Learning’ award, at the Local Food Awards. Competing against education and learning projects from across England, Garden Organic impressed the independent Local Food Panel with their model for cascading growing knowledge, backed by a central resource – in the form [...]

New project to get all schools in London growing!

Garden Organic’s National Volunteer Masters come together to celebrate growing people and plants

Case Studies

MG Phil and the Towers Gardening Group

MG Phil and the Towers Gardening GroupPhil Guest has been a Master Gardener since 2013 and willingly agreed to continue to support the new Growing for Health programme in 2014. A retired professional gardener, Phil is known by just about everybody on his Estate. He’s the sort of person who’s always willing to help, whatever the issue.  In 2011 the Circle [...]

Grow Your Own at St Mungo’s – MG Alan’s story

TV fame for Master Gardener Robbie Samuda