Master Gardeners share their food growing knowledge to help others learn to grow their own.
Each one has a different level of gardening experience, from a couple of years to many decades, but they’re all united by a passion to inspire others to have a go.
The Master Gardener role
Promote food growing to the wider community, eg community gardens, allotments, markets, events, talks and other innovative ways to bring people together.
Regularly support and mentor up to 3 individuals in a community growing space, such as a sheltered housing, or individual householders, who are just beginning to grow their own food, offering seasonal advice for 12 months.
Provide feedback on hours of volunteering, activities, successes and problems to their local volunteer co-ordinator and website.V olunteers have a two day induction training course followed by ongoing support, social meet ups, & training.
We’re grateful for every volunteering moment spent helping people grow their own, and we celebrate achievements. Master Gardeners ‘graduate’ after 30 hours a year volunteering (about half a day a month). Most continue beyond!
Meet some of our Master Gardeners (click photos for profiles)