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Group photo, Seeds and Composting inservice, joint Leics MG and Master Composters Congratulations Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston! Welcome to Our Newest Recruits!
 
Group photo, Seeds and Composting inservice, joint Leics MG and Master Composters

Feed Your Soil and Not Your Plants: Master Gardeners and Composters Join Together to Learn More About Composting and Weeds

We held our busiest in-service sessions yet last week, learning about weeds and composting alongside the Leicestershire Master Composters, in the wonderful surroundings of Leicester’s Botanical Gardens. 17 Master Gardeners and Composters gathered on Wednesday, and another 21 on Saturday, to  spend the morning learning to identify, understand and control their weeds and the afternoon […]

Congratulations Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston!

Congratulations Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston!

After a trip to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in March, Oadby and Wigston has now joined what is now a world-wide movement and now has it’s own Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston project. Our Oadby and Wigston Master Gardeners have been extremely busy over the past year, supporting the existing community gardens at Elizabeth Court, […]

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits!

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits!

With our renewed funding for 2016/17 and the addition of another 7 Master Gardeners to the team in April, the Leicestershire Master Gardeners are growing strong. Our latest recruits are a great boost to the teams in North West Leicestershire, Melton, Oadby and Charnwood and enjoyed a sunny weekend at John Storer House in Loughborough, […]

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Congratulations Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston!

Congratulations Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston!After a trip to visit Incredible Edible Todmorden in March, Oadby and Wigston has now joined what is now a world-wide movement and now has it’s own Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston project. Our Oadby and Wigston Master Gardeners have been extremely busy over the past year, supporting the existing community gardens at Elizabeth Court, […]

Make Your Own Recycled Plant Labels

Pond Dipping at Great Dalby Primary School – Education, Ecology & Pond Restoration

Events

25th June 2016: Growers Question Time, Brocks Hill Visitor Centre, 7-9.30pm

    Pride of the Borough and Aylestone Lane Allotments are putting on a Growers Question Time at: Brocks Hill Country Park & Centre, Washbrook Lane, Oadby LE2 5JJ   Click here for more details Growers question time Brocks Hill poster June Want to grow your own food? Want healthy vegetables fresh from your own […]

Jun 11th: Saxelby Holsteins Farm open Day

News

Feed Your Soil and Not Your Plants: Master Gardeners and Composters Join Together to Learn More About Composting and Weeds

Group photo, Seeds and Composting inservice, joint Leics MG and Master CompostersWe held our busiest in-service sessions yet last week, learning about weeds and composting alongside the Leicestershire Master Composters, in the wonderful surroundings of Leicester’s Botanical Gardens. 17 Master Gardeners and Composters gathered on Wednesday, and another 21 on Saturday, to  spend the morning learning to identify, understand and control their weeds and the afternoon […]

Welcome to Our Newest Recruits!

Growing with the Alzheimers Society

Case Studies

‘Sharing the Bug': Widening Horizons With A Gardening Mentor

‘Sharing the Bug': Widening Horizons With A Gardening MentorRoy and June live near the end of a quiet Leicestershire cul-de-sac with views across the garden fences to newly ploughed fields.  Their small garden is a mass of colour, packed with flowers, ornamental plants and a healthy, productive plum tree.  It has always been a very pleasant place to sit for a couple who […]

Home Educated Children’s Gardening Club: Loughborough

Growing Together: Warwick Flats Sheltered Housing, Bottesford

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Cooking

Cooking With Herbs

Cooking With HerbsHerbs are great for growing in small spaces and making the simplest meal something special. This is French Tarragon, a delicious addition to salads or an omlette, which goes fabulously with chicken or mushrooms. MasterGardener Malcolm Brown has put together this guide to a delicious range of herbs and how to cook with them .The […]

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Make a Home Grown Gooseberry Sauce Cake

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