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Meet Phil, a North London Master Gardener with a strong sense of community

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Grow Clyde Road – an award winning Master Gardener project in partnership with Peabody

Garden Organic’s ‘Grow Clyde Road’ community food growing project won ‘Best Vegetable Garden‘ in the Peabody in Bloom Awards 2014.

The project was funded by the Peabody Housing Trust to encourage residents of the Clyde Road Estate to become more active in their local community through a shared interest in food growing.

Since the project began in March 2014, up to 30 residents (parents, children and grandparents) have volunteered over 218 hours of their time. They have  helped transform two large communal growing beds for growing edible crops.

Bumper crops of  lettuce, carrots, beetroots, herbs, runner beans and strawberries have been harvested and enjoyed by residents who had little or no previous experience of food growing before the project began.

Garden Organic’s Bex Clarke facilitated weekly workshops for residents covering topics from growing tomatoes to pest control to wildlife

Read all the Grow Clyde Road Weekly Blogs here

The Grow Clyde Road Project was supported by volunteer Master Gardeners in particular Phil Guest, who are experienced food growers who dedicate their time and expertise to help people learn to grow their own. In total Master Gardeners have volunteered 52 hours of their time on the project.

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Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award

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Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme is celebrating success after scooping the prestigious national ‘Education and Learning’ award, at the Local Food Awards.

Competing against education and learning projects from across England, Garden Organic impressed the independent Local Food Panel with their model for cascading growing knowledge, backed by a central resource – in the form of an online network. They received their top prize at the awards ceremony at The Lowry in Manchester.
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Impact of the Master Gardener Programme

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One Pot Pledge

Let’s get growing!

Visit the One Pot Pledge website for loads of tips and advice on getting growing.

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Our Local Food heroes – John and Sandy Young

Master Gardeners John and Sandy Young were shortlisted as Local Food heroes following our nomination.

Find out more about John & Sandy and VOTE for them today (by 6 November 2012)

Read blogs from Master Gardener in your area…

See how Master Gardener connect communities with food growing advice & support

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City University radio clip about urban food growing

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO HEAR Islington Master Gardeners talk urban food growing on City University radio (1’32”)

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Introducing Jo Price

Jo is one of the new Islington Master Gardeners and here she talks a little bit about her passion for gardening and shares some tips on what to grow for beginners.

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Felicity talks about her plot at King Henry's Walk Garden

Felicity is one of the new Islington Master Gardeners and she also has a plot at the King Henry’s Walk Garden.  Here she talks about what she has managed to cram in and what tips she’s got for beginners also in a tight space.

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