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Learning to Manage Pests and Diseases Organically

Last Saturday saw our largest in-service training day for our Master Gardener volunteers yet, with 26 of them gathering at Leicester Botanics for a day dedicated to learning about organic management of pests and diseases with Garden Organic’s horticulturalist and soil science expert, Anton Rosenfeld. Despite the pouring rain and cold, and the less than attractive bugs […]

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Case Study: Lenthall Care Home, Market Harborough

Care 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 […]

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Reviving Shelthorpe Community Garden, Loughborough

Shelthorpe is a hidden gem of a community garden, tucked away at the end of a narrow cul-de-sac and surrounded on all sides by 1950s council houses.  The entrance is through a high wooden door that looks like an access to someone else’s garden, down a shady jitty, lined with high board fences, and through […]

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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

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Learning to Manage Pests and Diseases Organically

Leics MG P and D group photoLast Saturday saw our largest in-service training day for our Master Gardener volunteers yet, with 26 of them gathering at Leicester Botanics for a day dedicated to learning about organic management of pests and diseases with Garden Organic’s horticulturalist and soil science expert, Anton Rosenfeld. Despite the pouring rain and cold, and the less than attractive bugs […]

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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

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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