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Tammy’s Allotment

Tammy’s Allotment

One of the great privileges of coordinating a Master Gardeners programme lies in the opportunity to visit some of our supported growers and see at first hand the joy that learning to grow brings them.  Today I am being shown around a plot full of plump cabbages, lush herbs, strawberries and leeks that are beginning […]

Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads

Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads

This morning, the Leicestershire Master Gardeners visited the Melton Mowbray Memory Café, to run a hands-on gardening workshop for people living with Alzheimers and for their carers.  This was one of a series of such visits around the county to memory cafes run by the Alzheimers Society and, as ever, was a joy to attend […]

Lliz Bellamy, Wigston

Leicestershire Master Gardeners are Supporting South Wigston’s Growing Edible Landscape

South Wigston is developing into an edible landscape thanks to the new Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston project, supported by our Master Gardeners.  It all began with an inspirational trip to Incredible Todmorden in West Yorkshire in the spring, where community food growing in public spaces ahs been a hugely successful tool in bringing the […]

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Give it a Grow: Herbs

Emilys-basilBasil Have you ever bought a pot of basil from a supermarket? How long has it lasted? Well here’s a tip to prolong the life and usefulness of this delicious herb. Take it out of the plastic pot and you’ll see just how many basil plants are crammed into this one space; they long to […]

Don’t let the weather get to you!

The Power of Peas

News

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits

Screenshot 2017-05-24 13.56.55It was a weekend of sunshine and showers for our latest induction course in the wonderful setting of Leicester Botanical Gardens.  On Saturday, as the rain poured down, our six new volunteers explored the new role that they have taken on and got to know each other, amidst much laughter and sharing of gardening experiences.  There were lots […]

We’ve had our Contract Renewed and are Recruiting Again!

Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners enjoy Awards Night

Case Studies

Tammy’s Allotment

Tammy’s AllotmentOne of the great privileges of coordinating a Master Gardeners programme lies in the opportunity to visit some of our supported growers and see at first hand the joy that learning to grow brings them.  Today I am being shown around a plot full of plump cabbages, lush herbs, strawberries and leeks that are beginning […]

Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing Complex: Getting Back to Growing

3 Close Tenants, Loughborough: We’re Starting to Bloom Now. So We Are. We’re Starting to Bloom

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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