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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 Boulter Crescent once the refurbishments are completed.

If you’d like to get involved, contact us through this website or call Jane Morris at the Boulter Crescent Community flat on 0116 288 7576 or email  jane.morris@oadby-wigston.gov.uk

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The Cube Youth Centre, Market Harborough

This garden has been created by the young people who attend The Cube youth centre in Market Harborough and is sited on an old bowling green on Symington’s Recreation Ground.  They are being supported by Master Gardeners Penny Trethewey and Judy Rowley.

The young women from The Cube decided it would be a nice way to use the space in the cube garden and have great plans to make tasty soups, salads and puddings from the future produce. They would also like to run some community gardening and coffee mornings to engage with the local community and raise money for the charity. Exciting times ahead!

For more details contact:

Gary Brown, Youth Work Manager

gary@thecubeyouth.org.uk

Telephone: 07740266020

The Cube, Symington’s Rec, off St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7DS

 

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Melton Mowbray Community Allotment

The Melton Mowbray Community Allotment was created in 2014 with funding from the LCC ‘Big Society Fund’.  It has a series of large raised beads, a shed and is well paved for easy wheelchair access.  If you would like to help get this project growing or have a community group that would like to make use of this excellent facility, contact Alison for more details.

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Little Bowden Community Garden, Market Harborough

This Community garden is managed on behalf of Voluntary ACtion Souty Leicestershire (VASL) and supported by Master Gardeners Beverley Brown and Mark Bavistock.  For more details contact Alison or VASL on 01858 433 232

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Getting Lutterworth Growing

‘Getting Lutterworth Growing’ was formed by a group of local enthusiasts to encourage and support the residents of Lutterworth and surrounding areas to grow their own flowers, fruit and vegetables.The group consists of a Master Composter and experienced vegetable growers as well as very willing helpers who all want to share their expertise and support anyone wanting to start growing.  They work with toddlers, school pupils, individuals, families, community groups and the elderly in and around Lutterworth to help one another to get growing.

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Brocks Hill Visitor Centre Community Garden

Brocks Hill Visitor Centre Community Garden

Brocks Hill visitor centre is already well known around the county for its wonderful nature reserve and community orchard.  Last July it was the venue for Leicestershire Master Gardeners first induction course and our new recruits enjoyed a tour of the orchard with Ranger Libby Gluyas.

This spring,  the centre has installed new raised beds, which are available for local community groups, with support from Master Gardener volunteer  Malcolm Brown on hand.

If your group wold like to grow in these beds,  contact Leicestershire Master Gardeners coordinator, Alison McGrath or Carolyn Holmes, Country Parks and Environment Manager at Brocks Hill

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Aylestone Lane Community Allotment, Oadby

Ayleston Lane community Allotments is always looking for new volunteers to get involved with their food growing project. they have run a highly successful Lottery funded project ‘Food Growing Champions’, encouraging local people to get involved in food growing and providing advice and support.

Click on the link above for further details.

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Barwell Community House Garden, 43, Bradgate Road, Barwell

 

The aim of the Barwell Community House is to work with local residents and young people, encouraging them to become involved in community projects and activities, helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and working together to encourage a sense of pride back into the area.

The community house provides local residents, tenants and young people with direct access to public services including Police, housing officers, adult education, Youth Offending Team, Connexions, Age Concern and Voluntary Action.

This spring, after meeting with Master Gardener Judith and Master Gardeners’ Coordinator Alison, the staff and local residents have begun developing the back garden of this council house to add food growing to the facilities available.

If you’d be interested in getting involved, contact Alison or Barwell House Community Manager, Melitza Kirkham on 01455 844884

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3 Close Tenants’ Association, Loughborough

3 Close Tenants LoughboroughThis community group works together to grow both ornamental and edible crops on their housing association estate in Loughborough, making their homes beautiful while making food crops an everyday experience for all the residents.  Contact Alison for more details.

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Castle Donington Sure Start – Here We Grow for Under 5s

16726143270_496da83205_oCastle Donington Sure Start Centre runs a regular gardening group for parents/carers  and children up to 5 years old (and sibllings up to 10). Between 3.30 and 5pm on Mondays.

For more details call 0116 305234

 

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