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O&WBC Awards Nominees 2016 20161119_111823 Lliz Bellamy, Wigston
 
O&WBC Awards Nominees 2016

Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners enjoy Awards Night

Malcolm Brown and Radha Bellur represented their fellow Master Gardeners at the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Awards at Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby last night.  Our team of 12 Oadby & Wigston volunteers were shortlisted nominees for the Physical Activity Participation Award, they are shown here with Coordinator Alison McGrath, displaying their nominees’ scroll. This award […]

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Learning to Grow Exotic Veg.

            The sun broke through the recent gloom to shine brightly on our latest volunteer in-service training day on Saturday, as our Master Gardeners gathered at Leicester Botanical Gardens to learn how to grow ‘exotic’ vegetables. Volunteers arrived with a desire to support a wider diversity of growers , and […]

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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Strawberry Runners

Julie’s StrawberriesIn this video I show one of the way I grow strawberry runners and have a chat about my experiences growing them… https://youtu.be/DHjCQQ6jtFI The plants shown will be used in my new Community Garden Project at Wykin, Leicestershire.

Community Garden Project (WYKIN Leicestershire)

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Events

Transition Loughborough Potato Day:28th January 2017

Transition Loughborough’s third annual Potato Day is coming! In mid-October they’ll have details from their suppliers of the wide range of varieties of seed potatoes, onions, garlic, beans and peas that will be available this year to pre-order. Pre-orders should be made before December and can then be collected on 28th January 2017 from their […]

News

Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners enjoy Awards Night

O&WBC Awards Nominees 2016Malcolm Brown and Radha Bellur represented their fellow Master Gardeners at the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Awards at Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby last night.  Our team of 12 Oadby & Wigston volunteers were shortlisted nominees for the Physical Activity Participation Award, they are shown here with Coordinator Alison McGrath, displaying their nominees’ scroll. This award […]

Learning to Grow Exotic Veg.

Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners Shortlisted for Local Physical Activity Participation Award

Case Studies

Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing Complex: Getting Back to Growing

Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing Complex: Getting Back to GrowingWarwick Flats is a sheltered housing complex for older people, run by the Nottingham Community Housing Association and located in the large Leicestershire village of Bottesford. It was a familiar site for Master Gardener Joyce Slater before she joined the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, as it was home to her mother-in-law for several years before she […]

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

Case Study: Waterloo Farm Cottage Garden, Great Oxendon, Harborough

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Cooking

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