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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...
  • Mint Sauce Posted on 17 April 2014
    Now’s the time of year I start to re-pot my mint plants, they are kept in a shady spot and are just poking there heads above the surface. I do it now because the plants have ...
  • Fenugreek, beans, socks & buckets at Dereham Library Posted on 17 April 2014
    Conciding with National Gardening Week, Breckland Master Gardener Robert organised an array of growing-related activities for young visitors to Dereham Library on Tuesday, 15 April...
  • Young Ben and his new veg garden Posted on 16 April 2014
    Here’s a case study from Bev, one of our Breckland Master Gardeners. Ben is a 12 year old boy with autism. On 18 March, Ben joined the gardening group for his first session. I ga...
  • Breckland Master Gardener are busy this spring Posted on 16 April 2014
    Now, there’s a lot of new food-growing conversations starting around Breckland with our lovely Master Gardeners.  Here’s a quick organic round-up. Steve is in full swi...
  • Jun 8th: Watton Carnival Pumpkin Parade Posted on 14 April 2014
    Watton is the place to be on Sunday, 8 June. The annual Watton Carnival will have the town buzzing. Lots to do, see and enjoy. Come and say hello to Breckland Master Gardeners on t...
  • The Lincolnshire programme – how it works! Posted on 18 March 2014
    This video has been commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council Public Health to help celebrate the achievements of the Lincolnshire Master Gardener network in their effort to enco...
  • Time Travelling with a new Quince Tree Posted on 27 January 2014
    A blur of green and yellow reflects across the kitchen window and I turn to see a delivery lorry pulling up outside. The bewildered looking driver carries a peculiar package up the...
  • Cock O’ The Walk Posted on 14 January 2014
    I’m a full time mum who runs a small business from home while the kids are at school, so I’m well used to spending a lot of time on my own. However, the one place I am never al...
  • Autumn Harvest Celebration Posted on 27 November 2013
    40 people arrived on a brisk November morning to the New Life Conference Centre in Lincoln, to be treated to a fun and informative day in the county capital. We were pleased to hav...
  • Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme wins national award Posted on 26 November 2013
    Video with volunteer Master Gardeners Garden Organic’s Master Gardener Programme is celebrating success after scooping the prestigious national ‘Education and Learning’ award...
  • 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...
  • 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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