Growing food is endlessly satisfying. It’s tricky, too, with ambitious slugs and stubborn seeds.
A little advice goes a long way. That’s why Garden Organic’s Master Gardeners are here to help in volunteer networks across England. Our mentors vary in growing knowledge and experience, but are united by wanting to share their passion for food growing to help others no matter the growing space.
We’re not about self sufficiency. Instead, we want to fill sandwiches and top up meals with fresh edible delights for people to munch.
In fact, most gardeners enjoy sharing ideas, tips, tricks, stories, seeds, plants and frustrations. They also share tea and biscuits if you’re lucky.
I’ve been gardening since age six, or potting bench height, and discovered gardening to be a generous hobby. A generous industry, too, as wonderfully described on the horticultural careers website, ‘Grow’, and on the agricultural/food sector website, ‘Bright Crop’.
My best wishes for your growing year,
Philip Turvil MI Hort
- Botanic Garden Education Network http://www.bgen.org.uk
- British Trust for Conservation Volunteers http://www.btcv.org.uk
- Climate Friendly Food http://www.climatefriendlyfood.org.uk
- Community Composting Network http://www.communitycompost.org
- Eat Seasonably http://www.eatseasonably.co.uk
- Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens http://www.farmgarden.org.uk
- Gardening with Children http://www.gardeningwithchildren.co.uk
- Get Your Hands Dirty http://www.growingschools.org.uk
- Groundwork http://www.groundwork.org.uk
- Grow Veg http://www.growveg.com
- Grow Your Own Grub http://www.growinggrub.co.uk
- Grow Your Own Magazine http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk
- Herb Society Schools Website http://www.herbsociety.org.uk/schools
- Home Composting http://www.homecomposting.org.uk
- I’m in season http://www.iminseason.com
- Little Rotters Composting Club http://www.littlerotters.org.uk
- National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners http://www.nsalg.org.uk
- Recycle Now http://www.recyclenow.com
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew http://www.kew.org
- Royal Horticultural Society http://www.rhs.org.uk
- Sowing New Seeds http://www.sowingnewseeds.org.uk
- The Organic Gardening Catalogue http://www.organiccatalogue.com
- The Wildlife Trusts http://www.wildlifetrusts.org
- Waste Resources Action Programme http://www.wrap.org.uk
- Wild About Gardens http://www.wildaboutgardens.org