Potato : the star of your kitchen

Of course you can do many things with potatoes. Baked, roasted, puree, stirred fry etc But it is also a great beauty product thanks to its lifting properties, you can make a snack with the leftovers and finally some DIY stamps and glue. Looking for some glue? Everything is ready but you can’t find anyContinue reading “Potato : the star of your kitchen”

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?”

The last harvest box of the year!

(See more pictures at the end of the post) So the last harvest boxes of the year are going out today, 100 different households have enjoyed at least one of these 250 boxes which have included more than 60 different vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers. Our aim was to get you to try fresh,Continue reading “The last harvest box of the year!”

Content and recipes for Oct 6th Harvest Box

While new colours are appearing in our garden, others are fading. Most seeds have now been collected and we are starting to pull out the annual plants that cannot make it through our cold Scottish winter. Although we should just leave the rhubarb to wither to gain strength for next season, we couldn’t resist theContinue reading “Content and recipes for Oct 6th Harvest Box”

Eat your flowers!

We love growing and eating our flowers. We have over 60 species of herb flowers, fruit flowers, spicy flowers, veggie flowers of all colours, textures, shapes and sizes at the Maxwell garden this year and hoping to grow more for the next season. We are doing garden “Tour & Tea” events and one is “EdibleContinue reading “Eat your flowers!”

Resources for successful seed saving

Seed Sovereignty Great introduction to seed saving section and UK based organisation with Scottish Regional coordinators. Click here for organic and biodynamic seed suppliers Click here for their downloadable pdf chart with vegetable  crop characteristics for seed production Seed Ambassadors zine Great pdf downloadable zine, a good overview of why and how we should beContinue reading “Resources for successful seed saving”

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”

Lydia and her harvest box #2

Few weeks ago, Erin was telling us why she loved having access to fresh vegetables. Positive impacts for her mind and her body, she discovered new flavours and realised amazing meals with her harvest box and vegetables she grows on her windowsill! Weeks have past and we have now made more than 150 harvest boxes!Continue reading “Lydia and her harvest box #2”