Croydons name derives from the Anglo Saxon 'Croh Denu' meaning "Crocus Valley". It is widely believed that Saffron was farmed here by the Romans.
Croydon Saffron Central is a pop up Saffron Farm that will spread its corms throughout every ward of the borough after its first harvest.
Friends of Parks & Community Groups will be invited to take the Crocus Sativus to their respective wards where they can cultivate & distribute in their local communities.
Every Croydonnian should take pride when they see a Crocus in bloom, but especially when it's a Crocus Sativus (The Saffron One!).
This project is an community educational tool as the Saffron Crocus blooms in the Autumn & not the Spring.
Now is the time to plant the corms and reap their golden stigmas!!