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?”

Hardwood cuttings- Roll technique – Redcurrant bush

#Video below Late autumn to winter is the perfect time to take hardwood cuttings as the plant is dormant. If you are pruning your favourite bush or tree, why not taking the advantage to get healthy cuttings and propagate them? Tips First of all, when taking your cuttings make sure your mother plant is healthyContinue reading “Hardwood cuttings- Roll technique – Redcurrant bush”

Make your own coconut lip balm

Pampering yourself for pennies by Tess Schulze The weather has been miserable for the last few weeks; cold, snowy, and rainy. When it gets like this, my lips tend to get really dry and chapped and I won’t leave my home without some kind of lip balm on hand. I can’t stand the stinging feelingContinue reading “Make your own coconut lip balm”

Children’s design competition for the Hilltown Park

UPDATE: See entries and ideas here Deadline 8th of March 2021 Show us how you would transform the Hilltown park into your dream park. For some of you, it may be about building your own special space with big blocks to hang out with your friends, for others it may be a beautiful ice creamContinue reading “Children’s design competition for the Hilltown Park”

Wonderful winter trail success and thank you to all involved!

It was a joy to hear the squeals of excitement and see so many local families doing our Wonderful Winter Trail. A joint project between How it Felt and the Maxwell Centre, we want to emphasize how grateful we are to the artists who did an amazing job running the workshops, finishing off the animalsContinue reading “Wonderful winter trail success and thank you to all involved!”

Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?

#Video belowIn this activity you are going to learn how to make a Kokedama. It is a Japanese technique to hang plants using moss, twine and soil. It is a bit messy so even if you want to do a kokedama for an indoor plant, try to be outside! You need:-A plant (indoor or outdoor)-Moss.Continue reading “Create your own Kokedama! Kokeda-what?”

Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden

Hello All! We have some very exciting news, the Maxwell Centre has teamed up with local Dundee enterprise How It Felt to bring you an installation filled with childlike wonder with inspiration from the Garden! This has been funded by the Dundee City Council – Festive Celebrations Grant Scheme. Throughout November and December and withContinue reading “Wonderful Winter Trail at the Maxwell Centre garden”

The Campy Growers 1st AGM

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 inContinue reading “The Campy Growers 1st AGM”

How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers

It is the perfect time of the year to start collecting seeds. How to collect seeds? The flower head wouldn’t have any petals The colour is brownish If you shake the flower head, you will hear the seeds. Put everything in a paper bag or tiny envelop with example with the name, the date andContinue reading “How to make dolls with Poppy head flowers”

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!”