Growing Communities Project
Garden Organic have teamed up with Family Action Swaffham to run an exciting project in Breckland and West Norfolk called Growing Communities. Part of the project is to recruit volunteer Master Gardeners to support and encourage people and communities to grow food, whether this is at home, on windowsills or at community gardens. The project is now in it’s second year and is going from strength to strength – find out more about what we get up to on our facebook page search Growing Communities in Breckland and West Norfolk.
The volunteer Master Gardener role aims to promote food growing in their local communities – such as through encouraging groups and individuals to begin growing food (e.g. school, residential homes), spreading the word through community events, giving talks, offering advice and running practical workshops etc. In return Master Gardener volunteers receive membership to Garden Organic, the chance to take part in informal training and workshops plus annual events, support and advice. We are equally always on the look out for new community settings to support, so if you know of any local growing spaces would like some support from our Master Gardeners please get in touch.
I have attached a poster with more info about the project, and I was wondering whether you would be able to help me spread the word? If you would like any printed copies of the poster then please let me know and I will drop some over to you. There will be a free Master Gardener induction weekend held in Downham Market on Sat 1st & Sun 2nd June 2019.