Early reports from our pilot questionnaire are hinting at interesting results to come….
We wrote to a sample of our mentored household in August 2010 to trial our new questionnaires before launching this autumn. It’s part of our partnership with Coventry University to discover the health, environmental and social impact of the Master Gardener Programme. Click here to read the full story…
The results of the full research are pending. So in the meantime, some unofficial but interesting quotes from the pilot!
We’re reaching individuals, couples, families – with main benefits for joining the programme described as:
“Delicious fruit and veg! The kids love it too and a real sense of achievement”
“Growing more in our small patch”
“Nudged me into organic gardening”
“To benefit from the advice, working with someone and the encouragement”
Master Gardeners described as:
“…kind, helpful and inspiring”
“…extremely supportive without putting undue pressure on me!”
Most households reported growing more food – a greater range, and with increased knowledge of food growing! While space and time reported as limiting factors…