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!”

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!”