Our wonderful North London Master Gardener programme, Growing for Health, has now come to an end.
The project ran from 2014-16 across the boroughs of Camden and Islington. In that time our volunteers recorded an amazing 3,199 hours of volunteering, delivering more than 370 food-growing sessions.
The Master Gardeners worked with people living with long-term health conditions, the elderly and socially isolated, those in treatment for drug and alcohol issues, users of mental health services and other vulnerable groups.
Using their expertise in food-growing, our amazing volunteers supported them to start growing food for better health and happiness. From pots on windowsills to fully-fledged kitchen gardens, the message was ‘everybody can grow something’.
Well done for all your fantastic work, Master Gardeners!
Volunteers were recruited, trained and supported by national charity Garden Organic. The project was funded by Camden and Islington Public Health.
Please see the website for further details and some of our best bits and pictures.
Garden Organic runs community engagement programmes around the country bringing organic growing to people in towns, cities and rural areas; working with a range of partners from local authorities to housing associations to philathropic foundations.
For more information about how we work with partners, please contact Liza Scholefield email@example.com