Advice at the end of the phone for new gardeners

11th June

Help is now available at the end of the phone for anyone who is using their time at home to grow their own food.

Thanks to the national charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), rookie gardeners in Leicester will be able to get instant advice from experienced growers on how to make most of their outdoor space by producing delicious home-grown fruit and vegetables.

With online sales of seeds and gardening equipment soaring as the lockdown continues, it’s clear that many people are discovering the pleasures of gardening for the first time, and TCV’s new service aims to support them on their food growing journey. The Garden Chats line will not only increase food growing knowledge in Leicester, but it will also provide an invaluable service to those who might be feeling isolated. Gardeners will be able to share stories with a fellow enthusiast, helping to create a friendly and supportive food growing community in the city.

Expert volunteers are at the end of the phone on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 10am til 12 noon and from 2pm – 3pm.

Outside these times people can still access food growing advice by emailing midlands@tcv.org.uk or by joining the Leicester Food Growing Facebook page.

New food growers or experienced gardeners can contact the Garden Chats advice line on 0116 271 0178

 

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