Recruiting under way for green-fingered ‘grow-your-own’ enthusiasts

grow your own veg graphicGreen-fingered enthusiasts in the Blaby, Oadby and Wigston area are continuing to try their hand at growing their own food for the first time, thanks to the support of volunteers with the master gardeners programme.

The programme, supported by Leicestershire County Council’s Food for Life programme and run by national charity Garden Organic, brings together enthusiastic gardeners with complete novices to experience the joys and benefits of growing to everyone.

Some people are receiving one-to-one advice and support in their own homes, whether that might be to grow salads on the windowsill of a tiny flat, or to tackle the challenge of a new garden.

Alison McGrath, from Garden Organic, said:

Alison McGrath
Alison McGrath: Helping residents grow their own food

“Our master gardeners in Wigston have been helping residents of Elizabeth Court to grow their own food and they’ve created some raised beds.

“There are also plans for a similar garden in Boulter Crescent in the near future and there’s also been activity at the Brocks Hill visitor centre in Oadby.

“Master gardeners are also spreading the word in Blaby at local events and through talks.”

Garden Organic now wants to hear from people who also have a passion for growing and would like to share it with others.

They are holding courses for volunteers on May 24 and 25 and for further details, and an application pack, contact Alison McGrath on 07584 343847, email Alison at or visit their website at (Garden Organic website)

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