We love growing and eating our flowers. We have over 60 species of herb flowers, fruit flowers, spicy flowers, veggie flowers of all colours, textures, shapes and sizes at the Maxwell garden this year and hoping to grow more for the next season. We are doing garden “Tour & Tea” events and one is “Edible Flowers in the Garden”. The next one will be on Tuesday the 8th of September to learn how to identify at least 12 edible flowers, the basics for preserving and cooking with them and tasting some flower based tea and cake! (Click on the link for the Facebook page).
Nadege has made a lovely little video from our last event:
Remember to only eat flowers if you are 100% sure of what they are. If in doubt, don’t eat. This is why its such a great idea to grow your edible flowers at home!
There are only a few common garden flowers that are toxic (for example clematis, hydrangea, morning glory, iris, anemone, bluebells, foxgloves, hyacinths…) but many many more that are edible, to add flavour, colour and goodness to your soups, salads, stir fries, in cakes, crystalized, infused, stuffed, in icecream, cocktails, sauces, jams…there are so many ways to have them!
Come and join us for the event or get in touch if you would like to visit us or volunteer. Call 01382802628 or email Manuela on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Camperdown Growing project is taking a big step forward by setting up a new organisation in Dundee, the Campy Growers.
Everyone is invited to come along to its very first AGM (online) on Thursday the 10th of September at 6pm. Together, we’ll be working towards the establishment of a large community-led growing space in Camperdown. Please get in touch with Alison Goodfellow from the Maxwell Centre if you would like to join us (email@example.com).
Few weeks ago, Erin was telling us why she loved having access to fresh vegetables. Positive impacts for her mind and her body, she discovered new flavours and realised amazing meals with her harvest box and vegetables she grows on her windowsill!
Weeks have past and we have now made more than 150 harvest boxes! We are so happy to share vegetables, recipes and ideas with you. To celebrate this, we have a treat for your eyes: Lydia’s work.
Lydia is a photographer and stylist. She love shooting people, food and pretty things! She shot astonishing photos from her harvest box, we couldn’t keep that for ourselves!
In the growing kits from July we’ve had an idea for one of the activities: painted wooden spoon. Well, it wasn’t really our idea, Amanda inspired us! And here is why.
Amanda had some free time and started to do stone painting. Patience, creativity and focus were needed. One day after an other, she improved her skills, achieved more difficult paintings and started to make lots of them!
We’ve meet Amanda at the centre, after one of the plant swap and it’s when she told us she wanted to support us. “The money raised will go to The Maxwell Centre in the Hilltown Dundee. They have a fabulous Community Garden and offer Monthly Free Growing Kits and Activity Kit to Families and every week they have a Harvest Box.”
She arranged everything and started to sell her painted rocks to “give a little something back”. A little something? After few days, Amanda raised £100 for the Maxwell Centre, inspired us for a great activity and spread her kindness and generosity.
Painting stones or spoons is a relaxing activity which will help you to focus. You can start by painting labels for your garden, faces, rainbows or becoming an expert in Mandala stones.