Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!

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 improvedContinue reading “Amanda and her painted stones: Thank you!”

Infused calendula oil

By turning your oil into herbal infusion you allow the oil to adsorb the beneficial properties of your plant! 🌸 Calendula is a powerful flower with its vibrant colours and amazing properties. Its main purpose is repairing skin such as eruptions, cuts, perfect after sun exposure. Infused oil can be used for body care orContinue reading “Infused calendula oil”

How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)

The courgette is a wonderful vegetable with a distinct female and male flower. 🥒🥒🥒 🌸 The male flower will have a stalk and the female flower will have a fruit. 🌻 If the female flower is not pollinated, the plant will abort and you won’t have fruit. That is why pollinators are extremely important. ItContinue reading “How to hand pollinate your courgette (cucurbits)”

Create a sensory garden at home

One of the families that received one of our community garden growing kits is setting up a sensorial garden for their son. We asked our Grow Dundee Facebook group for ideas or advice for them (Huge thank you to you all, too many to name!). Here are most of these ideas, laid out as aContinue reading “Create a sensory garden at home”

May growing kit success!

We have been overwhelmed after receiving 130 requests for one of our free growing kits in just 24 hours! See here some happy growers faces from our last spring kits! We are hoping to encourage local families to grow their own fruit and vegetable, to be more creative in their garden or windowsill and spendingContinue reading “May growing kit success!”

Develop your creativity: do some origami!

The Japanese word “origami”means : to fold (ori) and kami (paper). Origami helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration. You will find 4 instructions: the tulip and the ladybug (level 1), the frog and the bird (level 2). If you have some thread/ wire, you can hang them and make your animalsContinue reading “Develop your creativity: do some origami!”

How to make butterfly feeders!

🦋 Butterflies are great pollinators and they are so gorgeous to watch! You can help the butterfly conservation by counting them. https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/ This video will show you how to make 2 types of butterfly feeders: Remember, use anything you have in your house! Recycling is the best! 🌼 To make a flower you will need:Continue reading “How to make butterfly feeders!”

Making a bee and funny labels – DIY

Our windowsill and garden are full with green shoots and sunlight! For this activity, nothing fancy is needed! Just anything you are not using : plastic packaging, can, stones, pine cones, broken spoons… Be creative, recycle and have fun! For the bee, I have used: 1 can (body) Acrylic paint * 2 lids (eyes) 1Continue reading “Making a bee and funny labels – DIY”