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Learning to Make Plants for Free

Plants for free was the theme of our latest in-service training day, held at the Leicester Botanical Gardens on Saturday.  Garden Organic’s Sally Cunningham, a fount of knowledge on plants and gardening, led our volunteers through a whistle-stop tour of propagation techniques to enable them to create new plants from old throughout the year.  The […]

Exploring the Events Kit

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits

It was a glorious weekend at the  Attenborough Arboretum in Leicester for our latest Master Gardener recruits’ induction course and, as ever, a thoroughly enjoyable day in which our recruits shared experiences, knowledge and laughter as well as learning about their new role as food growing mentors. We always recruit the most generous of gardeners, […]

Wigston Library Garden Erasmus visit b

Europe Comes to Leicestershire

Friday was an exciting day for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, who hosted a group of visitors from the Erasmus Plus exchange project on a tour of therapeutic gardening sites in the county.  Garden Organic is a partner in this scheme, which brings together people with a common interest to share experiences and ideas across the […]

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Identifying a weed?

20170804_120212I’m supporting a community garden to grow their own food. Lately there been a fine crop of flowering weeds (see image below). we do not know what this is. Can you help identify it and comment as to whether we let it grow if only because the flowers will attract pollinators, or dispose of it?

Give it a Grow: Herbs

Don’t let the weather get to you!

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Learning to Make Plants for Free

20180609_112244 copyPlants for free was the theme of our latest in-service training day, held at the Leicester Botanical Gardens on Saturday.  Garden Organic’s Sally Cunningham, a fount of knowledge on plants and gardening, led our volunteers through a whistle-stop tour of propagation techniques to enable them to create new plants from old throughout the year.  The […]

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits

Europe Comes to Leicestershire

Case Studies

Case Study: Lenthall Care Home, Market Harborough

20170906_151119Care homes for elderly people often have a reputation for being places where residents sit in high backed chairs with their backs to the wall, staring into space and waiting for the relative excitement of the next meal. At Lenthall Care Home in Market Harborough, manager Doina Matei has very different ideas and has been […]

Reviving Shelthorpe Community Garden, Loughborough

Tammy’s Allotment

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Learn to Make Your Own Garam Masala

Spice up your cooking with this gorgeous, aromatic concoction, a world away from the dull pre-packaged variety found in the shops.  It’s easy to make and even better if you use some of your own ingredients. Did you know that coriander, sown in July and given some cloche/greenhouse protection, can keep producing delicious leaves into […]

Slow Bread For Busy Lives: Have a Go at Baking Your Own

Cooking With Herbs

Community Gardens

Elizabeth Court Residents’ Garden, Wigston

Residents of Elizabeth Court council estate in Wigston have been working with Master Gardeners Liz Bellamy and Steve Pike and Jane Morris, Community Inclusion Officer from nearby Boulter Crescent Community Flat to create a new food garden on their estate.  Click here to find out more about this project. Another residents’ garden is planned for […]

The Cube Youth Centre, Market Harborough

Melton Mowbray Community Allotment