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Nazz Saffron

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Nazz Saffron

Nazz Saffron

Nazz Saffron By Nazz Saffron

The community saffron farm for Croydon

Tandridge District Delivery stage

pledged of £3,615

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Did you know the name 'Croydon' originates from the Anglo Saxon phrase 'Croh Denu', meaning 'crocus valley'. Nazz Saffron's main aims are not only to grow an abundance of saffron for the Cronx, but to provide a funding 'pot' (funds obtained from saffron sales) for local groups/charities, and young initiatives.

What we'll deliver:

  • Lots and lots of saffron!
  • A funding 'pot' for local non-profit groups to bid for
  • A place for Croydonites to mingle and learn new skills

Why it's a great idea:

The project aims to consolidate the following values: Value 1: Building skills for local people - NS will provide provisions for volunteers to learn the basics of good gardening practice. Value 2: Celebrating local heritage - Not many Croydonites realise the plethora of history Croydon has to offer; especially with its Roman ties to growing Saffron. This project will inform and educate.

Steps to get it done:

  • Complete set up of perimeter hoarding using donated/brought wooden pallets
  • Buy raw materials needed
  • Open to volunteers to start planting
  • Reach out to local resturants/cutomers for pre-orders
  • Harvest
  • Sell the harvest to consolidate 'funding pot'
  • Begin competition for 'funding pot'

The main costs are constructing the perimeter hoarding, the crocus bulbs and soil. A compost heap will allow waste food to be recycled for use as compost.


Location Tandridge District

About the space

Farleigh Fox Golf Club


London Borough of Croydon

How will the money be spent?Total £3,615

Crocus corms - £1,645 (46%)
Soil/compost - £1,000 (28%)
Weed membrane and pegs - £222 (6%)
Pots - £209 (6%)
Wooden posts - £105 (3%)
Scaffold Boards - £51 (1%)
Screws - £35 (1%)
Other - £348 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Crocus corms
Weed membrane and pegs
Wooden posts
Scaffold Boards
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • NS will use extra funds to:
  • 1: buy extra crocus corms and soil,
  • 2: add even more monies to the community 'pot' (the end goal),
  • 3: Pay for more onsite community engagement events,
  • 4: Upgrade equipment in due course to help the farm run more smoothly.
  • 5: Cover any unexpected costs.

Total £3,615

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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