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”

Harvest box #7 – Recipe ideas

Lots of different kind of legumes in this box: Yellow beans, runner beans, broad beans and peas. The yellow beans have been grown by the kids and harvested by Jessica! Well done. For the first time this year, your harvest box has yellow beans! Nice recipe with dill and parsley: yellow beans with dill andContinue reading “Harvest box #7 – Recipe ideas”

Harvest box #5 – recipe ideas

Harvest box is back this week with some novelties! Try a detox smoothie with your coriander and kale! Don’t forget to add your radish leaves, it is never too green! For your salad of the day, you have some lettuce, rocket and rocket flowers. Look how the flowers are delicate! They look like wings! UseContinue reading “Harvest box #5 – recipe ideas”

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”