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Partners & funding



 

Garden Organic is proud to work with partners across the UK to launch and manage tailored networks of growing mentors that support local communities to benefit from growing.

We particularly work with local authorities, public health directorates, local charities & trusts, commercial partners, and housing associations.

Delivering health, social, and environmental outcomes

Work with the UK’s leading organic growing charity, Garden Organic

We’re very grateful for the kind support from Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Scheme and Sheepdrove Organic Farm for pilot funding and ongoing support.

Local Food is a £50 million programme distributing grants to a variety of food-related projects which will help make locally grown food accessible to local communities.Local Food has been developed by a consortium of organisations and is managed on their behalf by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT).The Master Gardener programme is a Beacon Grant by Local Food, part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.
 
  Sheepdrove Trust supports initiatives involving sustainability, biodiversity and organic farming.It was formed by the original founders of the Dorling Kindersley publishing empire, who also manage Sheepdrove Organic Farm that is renowned for great organic food, eco-friendly farming and excellent animal welfare.The farm now has its own eco conference centre, a great range of organic produce, on-site chicken processing, family butcher’s shops in London and Bristol, and home delivery across the UK.

 

At the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for 50 years.

 Garden Organic Garden Organic is dedicated to promoting organic gardening in homes, communities and schools.We use innovation and inspiration to get more people growing in the most sustainable way.Garden Organic’s charitable work delivers the organic growing message through renowned projects such as the Food for Life Partnership, the Master Composter and Master Gardener networks, Sowing New Seeds, and the work of The Heritage Seed Library.To find out more or become a Garden Organic member, call 024 7630 3571 or visit our website here.

 


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  • South London Master Gardeners – 6000 hours of local advice and support growing food Posted on 25 February 2014
    We’ve had an excellent run under the Local Food funding. We’ve reached Yr 5, Quarter 2 of our programme. There was 3 year’s funding initially, and that was extended by 18...
  • Fiona Law Posted on 19 February 2014
    As the programme comes to a pause I thought I’d do a final case study on myself, before I move on. I’ve been involved in the South London Master Gardener programme sinc...
  • Extra Training Day – February Posted on 12 February 2014
    It was a most convivial and cheery gathering of the South London Master Gardeners, but just a little poignant. This was the last of the meetings under our Local Food funding. No ma...
  • Seed Swap and Growing advice Extravaganza at Crystal Palace Posted on 12 February 2014
    Lots of lovely interaction took place on 8th Feb – a wonderful kick start to the growing season of 2014! And in an otherwise blustery and hailing day, we enjoyed a couple of ...
  • Master Gardeners – with distinction Posted on 12 February 2014
    13 of our April 2013 cohort of MGs have been awarded the status of Master Gardener with Distiction. They’ve successfully supported communities to grow their own food, and met...
  • May in the Garden Posted on 1 May 2015
    After Aprils mad rush of jobs you would hope for a slow down in May, think again! On top of all the other things we could do we now have grass growing so quickly that you need to c...
  • Long, hot, and dry Summer ahead ! Posted on 27 April 2015
    April showers have not been sufficient to send a surge of growth, weeds are barely peeping through, when this should be the busiest time of the year. Only yesterday I was cutting t...
  • Master Gardener Robert talks to Mattishall Annual Parish Meeting Posted on 23 April 2015
    22 April 2015, Breckland Master Gardener Robert was invited to share his volunteering story with the audience at Mattishall’s Annual Parish Meeting, hosted by the Parish Coun...
  • Master Gardener Trevor talks about his recent garden makeover at Ashill Primary School Posted on 23 April 2015
    13 April 2015 was the official re-opening day of the sensory garden at Ashill Primary School. Breckland Master Gardener Trevor is the growing mentor for the school and comes every ...
  • Sowing Herbs at Oxburgh Hall Posted on 16 April 2015
    A very hot, sunny day saw lots of people visiting the Hall and quite a few stopping to investigate our stand and engage in a variety of horticultural discussions. We had Basil and ...
  • Lincolnshire Show 2015 – getting ready! Posted on 1 May 2015
    We’re getting ready – we’ve made 77 paper pots and put some Heritage Seed Library seeds in them – Why? I hear you ask – well, time will tell… Ar...
  • 17 May – Master Gardener Volunteer Induction Posted on 30 April 2015
    We’re looking for volunteers who believe we should all be growing our own food, who inspire others to do so and have a couple of years of growing their own food behind them. ...
  • Park Avenue Community Garden Posted on 27 February 2015
    Hi, I am the project officer for a Community garden at Park Ave Louth which has been funded by the Peoples Health Trust and Groundwork Lincolnshire. The Project has been running fo...
  • David Higgs Posted on 27 February 2015
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  • Helping communities grow – the impact of Master Gardener volunteers Posted on 16 February 2015
    Hundreds of Garden Organic volunteers have helped tens of thousands of people to benefit from growing food since we launched the Master Gardener Programme in April 2010. In Novembe...
  • Welcome to Somerset Master Gardeners Posted on 21 November 2012
      Garden Organic is delighted to announce our partnership with Somerset Community Food to support volunteer ‘Master Gardeners’ to help communities grow their own f...
  • A fresh start Posted on 11 November 2014
      Trying to beat a drug addiction is a huge challenge. Trying to detox whilst serving a prison sentence can be even more complex. But sometimes the simple things in life can h...
  • Blogs coming soon Posted on 9 February 2013
    Our programme at HMP Rye Hill begins in spring 2013. Please visit back soon for latest blogs. In the meantime, please click here to read Master Gardener blogs from across the UK Ab...
  • Case studies coming soon Posted on 9 February 2013
    Our programme at HMP Rye Hill begins in spring 2013. Please visit back soon for latest case studies. In the meantime, please click here to read case studies from our Master Gardene...
We’re creating a model to establish custom networks of volunteer Master Gardeners in more UK areas. More information available here.

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