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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 [...]

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

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

Alan Harvey joined the North London Master Gardener programme in May 2013 bringing with him extensive experience of working with people with mental health needs and drug additions. As the founder of a therapeutic gardening organisation ‘Grow Your Own’ Alan joined the Master Gardener programme to expand his growing knowledge particularly of organic techniques and [...]

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Perennial Vegetables, Worm hunting and Beetroot on Grow Clyde Road

Perennial Vegetables, Worm hunting and Beetroot on Grow Clyde RoadIn the afternoon humidity of mid-July, Grow Clyde Road was taken over by eight children all keen to help out in the garden. We started with some well needed watering after such a hot couple of days, and gave the wilting lettuce a good drink. The tomatoes and runner beans also got some extra water, [...]

Successional sowing, Mangetout and Feeding on Grow Clyde Road

Beneficial insects, Pests and Vegetable bartering on Grow Clyde Road

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

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

Grow Your Own at St Mungo’s – MG Alan’s storyAlan Harvey joined the North London Master Gardener programme in May 2013 bringing with him extensive experience of working with people with mental health needs and drug additions. As the founder of a therapeutic gardening organisation ‘Grow Your Own’ Alan joined the Master Gardener programme to expand his growing knowledge particularly of organic techniques and [...]

TV fame for Master Gardener Robbie Samuda

North London Master Gardener Nat Mady wins Award at Garden Organic’s national conference