Hoorah! Leicestershire Master Gardeners have been successful in bidding for the LCC Public Health food growing tender again. In these difficult times, it’s a wonderful testament to the amazing work that our volunteers do, all around the county, and to the sheer power of growing to improve people’s lives.
We’re looking for new recruits to join our wonderful team and will be holding our next induction weekend on 20th and 21st May at a location to be confirmed, in Leicestershire.
If you are a food grower with a passion for sharing your experience and knowledge with others, get in touch with us to find out more about the programme and receive an application pack.
Click on Volunteering With Leicestershire Master Gardeners for more details about what it means to volunteer with us, and have a look around the website and our Facebook page to see what we have already done.
You don’t need to be a ‘Master Gardener’ to join us. Some of our best volunteers have only a couple of years’ food growing experience, but can really relate to the new growers they support and are learning huge amounts about organic growing through their volunteering. What we really need are those gardeners who love it so much they want the whole world to share. Whether you prefer that sharing on a 1:1 basis with individuals, or love working with groups, whether your preference is working with small children, adults or older people there’s a role for you.
We are also looking for volunteers who can bring us other skills to the mix. Maybe you re an IT whiz or are great with social media. Are you unable to get out much but could help us from home? Maybe you love writing, photography or filming and relish the chance to help us promote the work we do?
Over the next three years, we plan to develop our local teams and integrate them into their local food growing networks, building a community food growing support network across the county, with access to all the support and expertise that Garden Organic provides. Get in touch with us now and become part of this exciting project.