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Bloomin’ marvellous: volunteers wanted for saffron harvest

Croydon is about to have its first mass harvest of saffron since Roman times, and you could play a part. The spice that’s worth more than its weight in gold is gathered from crocus flowers, and across the borough, in … Continue reading

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Community blooms as the sun shines on Saffron Central

The sun shone on Croydon’s “Central Park” yesterday, as volunteers came together on the Taberner House building site for the #BigPotUp to plant 21,000 crocus corms. Photo-journalist LEE TOWNSEND was there to capture the day exclusively for Inside Croydon Croydon … Continue reading

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Crocus farm seeks volunteers for the Big Pot Up, Sep 19

Volunteers are needed to pot up 21,000 Crocus Sativus corms in the centre of Croydon next week to ensure an autumn harvest of their precious saffron crop – which is worth its weight in gold, and then some. Last month, … Continue reading

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