Garden Organic is inviting Master Gardeners from Islington and neighbouring boroughs to become ‘Local Leaders’ for the Games.
As the UK’s leading organic growing charity, we use innovation and inspiration to get more people growing.
We’re engaging 1,000 of our local Master Gardeners and Composters to celebrate the Games with their community. Some of our volunteers mentor a street’s worth of neighbours, while others transform landscapes in schools, shared gardens and housing estates.
Master Gardener project manager, Philip Turvil, has signed up as a Local Leader: “I’m excited by communities growing and sharing their tasty veg to celebrate the Games. From snug windowsills to shared gardens and allotments, there’s a space for London 2012 coloured veg to harvest for family events and communal feasts.”
Get involved today
- Tell local co-ordinator Kate about your idea for tempting your community
- Sign up here to become a ‘Local Leader’ with Garden for the Games
Free email registration with top-tips and updates from http://www.london2012.com/localleaders
- Get in touch to share your photo stories from households and shared food growing
Tips for Local Leaders on how they might ‘Garden for the Games’
Grow a champions’ feast for a London 2012 party
Swap seeds and plants with friends, family and communities to grow and share varieties with just the right colours…
Plant in team colours to support your athletes or teams training in your area. Plant your own Olympic Rings or Paralympic Agitos in your garden
Grow a colourful wildflower meadow
Small strip in your garden or a large patch in a community area – which doubles as a haven for bees and other wildlife, like the golden meadows around the Olympic Stadium
Support a communal event or invite your mentored households for a cup of tea, salad, or BBQ!
How about a carrot-relay or ‘onion and spoon race’…
18 May – 27 July: line the streets as the flame is coming to a town near you
27 July: show-time with the opening ceremony
4 August: record breaking weekend with ‘Super Saturday’
9 September: celebrate the summer with the last day of the games.
The ‘Local Leaders’ programme invites people across the UK to create their own Games celebrations. Please visit http://www.london2012.com/localleaders for details and the Local Leader charter.
Local Leaders imagery on this webpage courtesy of London 2012. All rights reserved.