Harvest box 2022 #3 – Recipe ideas

This week’s harvest box contains a few new things! Californian poppy (bright orange flowers) are so colourful ! Their petals can be used in salad or included in dessert recipes like this Calendula or Californian poppy and thyme shortbread One broad bean! It is not much indeed but we wanted to share with you ourContinue reading “Harvest box 2022 #3 – Recipe ideas”

Ula’s delight : Lentil soup, potato pancake and waffle – Everyone’s kitchen

Potato pancake with side salad Lentil soup Waffle Harvest of the day Side salad: rocket, lettuce, claytonia Potato pancake: chives Lentil soup: lovage, parsley Potato pancake (12/15 pancakes) Ingredients 250g cold mashed potato , or 2 medium-size floury potatoes, cut into chunks 75g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs 125ml milk 1 roundedContinue reading “Ula’s delight : Lentil soup, potato pancake and waffle – Everyone’s kitchen”

Eco-friendly wreaths and decorations

We have probably helped around 100 people to make their own wreaths or decorations this Christmas 2020, using cuts of trees and plants from our community garden and local Hilltown Park. We’ve had workshops indoors, outdoors, during the day and the night! We also foraged a little from Tentsmuir and the Law, there were manyContinue reading “Eco-friendly wreaths and decorations”

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”