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Competing against education and learning projects from across England, Garden Organic impressed the independent Local Food Panel with their model for cascading growing knowledge, backed by a central resource — in the form on an online network. Since 2009, the project has received £674,254 in funding from Local Food to develop a practical model for a volunteer support network to encourage and mentor people and communities to grow fruit and vegetables in their gardens and on local communal land. This has involved the recruitment of a co-ordination team based in Warwickshire, London and Norfolk, who have trained and supported 475 Master Gardeners who have given 18,500 hours to promote home food production. The volunteers have impacted on the lives of 4,300 people in mentored ‘households’ and another 52,000 people through workshops and other support for local groups. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsWhy Local Vegetables Deserve The Investment Put ForthPurple Frog Gardens & Farm growing local food with Garden TowersPortugal’s eco-schools: Teaching food sustainability & nutrition (Learning World: S5E33, 2/3)Integrating Aquaponics with Garden Towers for Local Food Production: A Kahuku School ProjectEasy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodThe Food Systems Project: School Garden-Based Nutrition Education Program

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