Eco-friendly wreaths and decorations

We have probably helped around 100 people to make their own wreaths or decorations this Christmas 2020, using cuts of trees and plants from our community garden and local Hilltown Park. We’ve had workshops indoors, outdoors, during the day and the night! We also foraged a little from Tentsmuir and the Law, there were manyContinue reading “Eco-friendly wreaths and decorations”

Gig in the Garden with Avril Smart

We don’t feel the cold here at the MAxwell, but you can bring your own blanket! Join us this Thursday 25th of November at 2pm for our second gig in our community garden, this time with Avril Smart who will be playing the saw. We love enjoying the music together and have great chats aboutContinue reading “Gig in the Garden with Avril Smart”

Connecting communities with nature: resources

Manuela ran a short workshop last week in collaboration with the Scottish Eden Project Communities on Re-connecting our communities with nature. Here are some of the resources she shared: 1.NATURE FEELS GOOD/ CONECTEDNESS TO NATURE Online nature conectedness test Nature connectedness has been researched since the 2000s, it measures our emotional relationship with nature. ThisContinue reading “Connecting communities with nature: resources”

10 tips for facilitating community groups

By Manuela de los Rios, Garden Mentor at the MAXwell Community Garden I’ve been working for and as part of community groups for over 20 years. I’ve learnt very much on my way from so many different people. I’ve had some successes and of course, I have made plenty of mistakes. I’d like to shareContinue reading “10 tips for facilitating community groups”

Make a recycled self-watering pot

We are delighted that this experiment worked so well. We made some SELF WATERING POTS which are great to start off some seeds on your window sills. Here is how to make them: Materials: *Empty used plastic bottle *Short piece of string *Craft knife or scissors *Something to make hole in bottle lid (I usedContinue reading “Make a recycled self-watering pot”

Pampering Yourself For Pennies: Foraging Wild Garlic and Three-Cornered Leeks

by Tess Schulze Now that spring is yawning awake and stretching her green tendrils after a long wintry sleep, it’s hard to miss the bright pops colour from the blossoms lining roads and paths. The sun is peeking out more frequently, the days are getting longer and, I don’t know about you, but I amContinue reading “Pampering Yourself For Pennies: Foraging Wild Garlic and Three-Cornered Leeks”

Children’s designs – what would they like to see in the Hilltown Park?

It’s going to be REALLY difficult to pick the winners of our Design Competition, which we have run to explore our community’s ideas as part of the Hilltown Community Plaza project (funded by Creative Dundee)! Over 50 local children have taken part, through their schools (Our Lady’s, Rosebank and Clepington Primary Schools have taken part)Continue reading “Children’s designs – what would they like to see in the Hilltown Park?”

Join us for an online three course menu with Botanical Migrations

B O T A N I C A L  M I G R A T I O N SR E C I P E  S H A R I N G  { O N L I N E }  Hosted by Sharing Not HoardingThursday 18th March7.00- 8.30pmPublic event | Free  Zoom Link: Click hereMeeting ID: 823 1327Continue reading “Join us for an online three course menu with Botanical Migrations”