Hundreds of Garden Organic volunteers have helped thousands of people benefit from growing food since we launched the Master Gardener Programme in April 2010.
We thoroughly appreciate the energy and commitment of our ‘Master Gardener’ mentors across the UK in urban and rural networks. Each has a flexible volunteer role to suit their lifestyle and interests. Each has expert support from their locally-based co-ordinator, together with bespoke resources and ongoing training.
Managing charity, Garden Organic, is looking for organisations to help deliver and fund the impact of local Master Gardeners. In particular:
- Current networks
- Future areas by geography and theme.
Delivering health, social, and environmental outcomes
- Please click links to see the latest partnerships in Coventry & Warwickshire, North London, South London, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Medway, Somerset, and HMP Rye Hill. Become a partner in these areas.
- Read about Coventry University’s independent evaluation showing the impact of the Master Gardener approach.
Starting a Master Gardener network
Local partnerships let us design tailored community involvement and target beneficiaries to properly meet the needs of local people. We then employ a co-ordinator to recruit, train and support Master Gardeners to reach mentored households and the wider community.
The Master Gardener programme is different everywhere it goes, attracting diverse volunteers that come from the community to help the community. Master Gardeners have varied interests including communal gardens, schools, universities, housing estates, allotments, households, events, composting, and public heath.
Master Gardeners can support the agenda of many charities, businesses, local authorities, health authorities, and others, including publicity, outreach/operational, cooperate social responsibility, and creating/sustaining funded projects.