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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 […]

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

3 Close Tenants, Loughborough: We’re Starting to Bloom Now. So We Are. We’re Starting to BloomAs I turn the corner into Orwell Close, Loughborough, the community centre, run by the 3 Close Tenants’ Residents’ Association, is a beacon of bright colour and appetising smells. Begonias, geraniums, bacon, and coffee mix in a warm welcome. I am here with a group of representatives from North West Leicestershire and Oadby and Wigston, […]

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

Case Study: Waterloo Farm Cottage Garden, Great Oxendon, HarboroughThe Waterloo Farm Cottage Garden is a collaborative project, providing space to grow together for the residents of the Market Harborough area.  It was set up in 2014/15 by Sustainable Harborough[1], in partnership with Waterloo Cottage Farm[2] in Great Oxendon, 3 miles south of Market Harborough.   When the Leicestershire Master Gardeners programme began in June […]

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‘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 […]

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Home Educated Children’s Gardening Club: Loughborough

In autumn 2014, members of the Transition Loughborough group, meeting at the LAGS garden on the university campus, decided to start up a new childrens’ gardening club for home educated children.   The aim was to offer an opportunity for these children to learn about growing their own food, but also to come together socially; an […]

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