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Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners enjoy Awards Night

O&WBC Awards Nominees 2016Malcolm Brown and Radha Bellur represented their fellow Master Gardeners at the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council Awards at Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby last night.  Our team of 12 Oadby & Wigston volunteers were shortlisted nominees for the Physical Activity Participation Award, they are shown here with Coordinator Alison McGrath, displaying their nominees’ scroll. This award […]

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Learning to Grow Exotic Veg.

20161119_111823            The sun broke through the recent gloom to shine brightly on our latest volunteer in-service training day on Saturday, as our Master Gardeners gathered at Leicester Botanical Gardens to learn how to grow ‘exotic’ vegetables. Volunteers arrived with a desire to support a wider diversity of growers , and […]

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Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners Shortlisted for Local Physical Activity Participation Award

Watering Wigston Library GardenOur Oadby & Wigston Master Gardeners have been nominated for the 2016 Oadby & Wigston Sports Award in the category of Physical Activity Participation.  the Awards are presented by the Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Everyone Active, and the local sport alliance ‘Active Oadby & Wigston’. … for individuals or community groups that have improved […]

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Leicestershire Master Gardeners are Supporting South Wigston’s Growing Edible Landscape

Lliz Bellamy, WigstonSouth Wigston is developing into an edible landscape thanks to the new Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston project, supported by our Master Gardeners.  It all began with an inspirational trip to Incredible Todmorden in West Yorkshire in the spring, where community food growing in public spaces ahs been a hugely successful tool in bringing the […]

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Community Engagement Through Food, Fun and Kindness: North West Leicestershire Master Gardeners Visit Incredible Edible Todmorden For Inspiration

North West Leics MGs in TodmordenLast week, four of our Master Gardeners from North West Leicestershire joined representatives of NWL District Council, Coalville Heroes and Voluntary Action Leicestershire on a visit to the inspirational Incredible Edible Todmorden project in West Yorkshire. They have been meeting together over the past few months to explore ways in which they can develop community […]

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