Five new graduates from north London Master Gardeners!
Garden Organic’s Volunteer Masters Conference held at Ryton Gardens on 30 June was a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of Master Gardeners and Master Composters from across the country. North London Masters Gardeners were well-represented, with five new graduates awarded certificates by Blue Peter Gardener Chris Collins.
Congratulations to Islington Master Gardeners Anita, Annie, Emma, Janne and Kate - seen here in group photo.
What is a graduate Master Gardener?
Like all Master Gardeners, they are passionate about supporting households and community groups to grow their own food. Over their first 12 months, a graduate Master Gardener has demonstrated sustained enthusiasm and commitment towards achieving every element of their volunteer role. This includes mentoring households, promoting food growing to the wider community and feeding back hours and stories to help the programme report on its activities.
Most graduate Master Gardeners have completed 30 hours a year volunteering (about half a day a month), but many far exceed that target!
Graduation is a great way to recognise our Master Gardener’s achievements and thank them for their contribution to the success of the programme.
Find out more
If you’ve completed 12 months as a Master Gardener and would like to be included in the next crop of graduates, contact your volunteer co-ordinator today!
Click here for more pictures from the Volunteer Masters Conference (links to our Flickr set).
For more about the Master Gardener programme, click here.