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Become a Master Gardener

Become a Master Gardener



Thank you for your interest in becoming a Medway Master Gardener.

Master Gardeners

We’re looking for people with a passion to inspire others to have a go at growing their own food.

Master Gardener 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.

 

Volunteer role

  • 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 Medway volunteer co-ordinator

Read latest case studies here

We very proud of our volunteers.

Read their latest news here

Support

  • Full Master Gardener training supported by dedicated manual and interactive website.
  • Active support from the Medway volunteer co-ordinator, 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.

Questions and application

Coming together

Please contact us here with any questions and application requests.

Our Medway co-ordinator Liza Scholefield 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.

Not in Medway?

We have Master Gardeners supporting food growing in neighbouring counties in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, Somerset, North London and South London.

If you’re further afield, please see our future areas, or contact us to help us start a Master Gardener programme near you.

Other ways to get involved