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The Power of Peas

The Power of PeasPeas shoot salads have become a signature activity for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners.  These tasty pots of green goodness are incredibly quick and easy to grow on a windowsill, even in the depths of winter.  The chunky marrowfat peas we use are easily handled by small children, people with impaired manual dexterity and those with […]

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South Leicestershire College Students Help to Develop Community Gardens Around Oadby & Wigston

  Master Gardener Radha Bellur has been working with students from the South Leicestershire College to do some gardening in community growing spaces around Wigston:     6th March – Kennedy House Dementia Group A very productive afternoon at J & S services which operates the dementia group at Kennedy House. I joined an eight […]

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SEED PLANTING AT SOUTH WIGSTON COLLEGE

SEED PLANTING AT SOUTH WIGSTON COLLEGEIt was a pleasure to represent Master Gardeners to help support a ‘seed planting workshop’ for students with learning difficulties from South Leicestershire College in Wigston, Leicestershire this week. There were four students, each with a coach to help with their learning needs. The students, with sparkling eyes reflecting their interest and beaming smiles showing […]

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Thursday was a big day for the Leicestershire Master Gardeners, when we got to show off our volunteers and their supported growers to our new Head of Organic Horticulture, Chris Collins, and they got to meet a former Blue Peter gardener, Head Gardener at Westminster Abbey and all round gardening celebrity. When he joined Garden […]

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Living With Dementia and Windowsill Salads

Living With Dementia and Windowsill SaladsThis morning, the Leicestershire Master Gardeners visited the Melton Mowbray Memory Café, to run a hands-on gardening workshop for people living with Alzheimers and for their carers.  This was one of a series of such visits around the county to memory cafes run by the Alzheimers Society and, as ever, was a joy to attend […]

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