Thank you for your interest in becoming a Coventry and Warwickshire Master Gardener
We’re looking for people with a passion to inspire others to have a go at growing their own food.
Master Gardeners vary hugely, from a couple of years growing experience to many decades. They’re welcome from all sections of the community. They don’t need to be experts on organic growing as this is part of training and support.
- Master Gardeners help bring together growing groups and initiatives unique to the area.
- Each has their own innovate ways of promoting the benefits of growing your own, such as events, talks, articles, and through community groups and schools.
- Each Master Gardener also supports 5 householders just beginning to grow their own food, offering seasonal advice and support for 12 months.
- Volunteers ‘graduate’ as Master Gardeners after 30 hours a year volunteering (about half a day a month). Most continue beyond.
- They feedback their hours, activities, successes and problems to their Coventry and Warwickshire volunteer co-ordinators, Kate Newman or Jo Sutch.
We very proud of our volunteers. Read their latest news here
- Full Master Gardener training supported by dedicated manual and interactive website.
- Active support from the Coventry and Warwickshire volunteer co-ordinators, including one-to-one guidance, horticultural training, newsletters, and factsheets.
- Part of a community of Master Gardeners promoting food growing around the UK.
- Free resources, badge, clothing, safe working policies, insurance, expenses, awards, Garden Organic membership and discounted Grow Your Own magazine subscription
Questions and application
One of our Coventry and Warwickshire volunteer co-ordinators, Kate Newman or Jo Sutch will then get in touch to discuss the programme and arrange to meet you.
Since Master Gardeners work with the public, we carry out reference checks.
Coventry and Warwickshire training dates (two day induction course)
27 & 28 April 2013
Click here to register your interest.
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