Master Gardeners

As part of our Sustaining Impact Funding from the Big Lottery, we were proud to continue to build a network locally through starting the Somerset Master Gardener Scheme.

During 2013, we partnered with Garden Organic to support volunteers in Somerset to become Master Gardeners to help get their communities growing their own food.

Around the country, thousands of people have been supported to grow their own with the help of 400 Master Gardeners. You can read about the proven benefits of the model here.

What do Master Gardeners do?

Master Gardeners are volunteers that help get their friends, families and communities to get growing their own food. Through offering support, skills, top tips and troubleshooting, they believe that really everyone can grow food, whatever the crop and whatever the space.

Unfortunately, funding came to an end and we were unable to continue the scheme.

The network are still connected and active in their local communities. You can read a report detailing the achievements of the Somerset Master Gardener scheme here.