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Welcome to Our Newest Recruits

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It 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 of ideas for activities to get new growers inspired and we enjoyed the company of our first canine Master Gardener, Daisy, who is a service dog.

By Sunday, these enthusiastic volunteers had already found their first new growers to support and the sun shone as we explored the basics of organic growing, learned how to assess a site when planning a garden and visited the greenhouses with Garden Organics expert on exotics, Anton Rosenfeld.  We were also joined by Oadby & Wigston Master Gardener, Radha, who shared her experiences as a volunteer over the past year and the confidence she has developed in supporting students at both Manor High School and South Leicestershire College.

Our new recruits went home full of ideas and enthusiasm, ready to share their love of growing with their local communities and we look forward to sharing their achievements with you over the coming months.

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