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The programme

The programme



The Coventry and Warwickshire Master Gardener programme is part of a three year pilot programme managed by national charity, Garden Organic.

How does it work?

 
Warwickshire Master Gardeners in action

Garden Organic has the pleasure of recruiting community volunteers, Master Gardeners, who we train and actively support to promote the benefits of growing your own.

Master Gardeners offer local growing advice through community growing spaces, events, talks, stalls, articles, and other innovative ways  that suit their skills and lifestyle. Master Gardeners also mentor 10 households each, offering 12 months free support to those just starting to grow their own food. It’s very exciting.

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What’s the point?

There’s huge interest in growing food. The public’s demand for allotments, advice, and support have increased massively thanks to high profile campaigns, food and health concerns, community growing networks, and a changing society intent on learning how to grow their own local, organic produce.

Master Gardeners have the important – and exciting role of supporting these interested people. To offer them reasons to grow food, remove barriers against, teach growing skills and offer support.

 

Master Gardeners believe that everyone can grow their own food, whether in a garden or allotment, on their balcony, a windowsill or on communal land. Whatever the crop, whatever the space, food growing is important for a healthy diet and lifestyle. It saves  money, teaches skills, and brings people together.

Who’s involved?

We’re very grateful to Warwickshire County Council for their kind support for local Master Gardeners. They also support our volunteer network of Master Composters.

Master Gardeners work with a range of local growing groups and initiatives around the county, such as Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and Dobson Lane Allotment by Action 21.

Master Gardeners are not imposed on the local growing scene, but come from it. They bring together people and organisations that recognise the importance of passing on growing skills and passion.

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