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”

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”

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?”