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St Saviour’s community garden – the creation of a treasured community asset

St Saviour’s community garden – the creation of a treasured community assetMaster Gardener Emma Burnham shares an inspiring story of how an overgrown and abandoned churchyard is transformed into a thriving community garden for the benefit of local residents.     How did it all start? The project arose through contacts made at a Ward Partnership meeting between our Anti-social behaviour team and the local church […]

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Spotlight on Master Gardeners as Local Food audit Garden Organic

Spotlight on Master Gardeners as Local Food audit Garden OrganicGrant officers from Local Food visited Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens on the 14 August 2013 to audit the Master Gardener Programme. This was a wonderful opportunity to look back, and look ahead since Local Food funded the pilot Master Gardener networks in spring 2010. Hundreds of volunteer ‘Master Gardeners’ have now helped 50,000 people benefit […]

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Creating a Community Garden – a Win-Win Story

Creating a Community Garden – a Win-Win StoryThe creation of Lever Street Community Garden is an excellent example of a ‘win win’ story. There were of course all the usual challenges that needed to be overcome, not least that it was being used as a dogs toilet (!) which led to having to lock up the garden at night. However, at least […]

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MGs link up professionally to get growing going

MGs link up professionally to get growing goingThe Master Gardener network creates some wonderful synergies. A lot of our Master Gardeners work for, or have gained employment, with food growing projects above and beyond their volunteer role. Local connections facilitated by the MG network and co-ordinator are making a real difference to growing at grass roots level in London. Anita and Emma […]

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It’s salsa time!

It’s salsa time!Baby, it’s cold outside. And so is that soil: chilled, sodden and claggy. But let’s think ahead to tasty red fruits full of taste and vitamins. Get started now on a warm windowsill with salsa ingredients. Tomatoes, peppers and chillies all need a long season of warmth to get to ripe fruits.  These cheery Lambeth […]

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