Growing your own
Growing your own food and flowers brings a wide variety of health benefits as individuals get more exercise, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, and food miles are reduced.
It helps people increase the biodiversity in their local area, brings people together and brings a wide variety of health benefits as individuals get more exercise, eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, and food miles are reduced.
Who are Master Gardeners?
Our Master Gardeners are united by a passion to inspire people to have a go.
- Volunteers vary from two years of food growing experience to many decades.
- Many support their local gardening group (link to Garden Organic local groups).
- Others are spotted nudging friends and neighbours to grow their own.
- Several wish to share their enthusiasm with new people.
- Lots develop personal skills and confidence.
What do Master Gardeners do?
- Promote food growing in their community, e.g. events, talks, articles, community groups, schools – and other innovative ways to bring people together.
- Regularly mentor householders new to food growing, offering seasonal advice for a growing season.
- Feedback hours, activities, successes and challenges to their local volunteer coordinator.