GAIA Women's Tea Making Project

SOLA ARTS

Working with women from the Syrian and wider refugee community in Liverpool to utilise a green under-used space to develop a herbal tea making project incorporating wildflowers.

Visitor Information

Room 19
Toxteth Town Hall
15 High Park Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L8 8DX

We are open Mondays - Fridays normally 9am-7pm with different public access times according to our projects. For more information please contact us via email or phone :-)

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

We welcome volunteers in a range of key areas to support our programmes, and who can commit for a minimum of 6 months. Feel free to make contact for more information.

Get in touch

Contact information

There are several ways to contact us; email: [email protected] or [email protected] phone: 0151 726 8440 / 07832232849

Photos of the site

Experimenting with tea mixes

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Making 'Sunrprints'

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Conversations about ethical teas

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Role-play for Afternoon Tea Party

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Making salt dough

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Preparing salt dough

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wildflower bomb mould making

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Wildflower bomb mould making

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Today's experiences 1

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Today's experiences 2

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Today's experiences 3

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Today's experiences 4

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Language in practice

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Making wildflower seedbombs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Making wildflower seedbombs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Exploring the garden

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Making wildflower seedbombs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Finished Seedbomb Moulds

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Finished Seedbomb Moulds

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wildflower Seedbombs

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Seedbomb mould making

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Seedbomb mould making

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Seedbomb mould making

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Fun in the sun!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

As mad as a hatter! :-D

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Proud Herbal Tea makers :-)))

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A bit of colour for a sunny day:)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Inspired by the outdoors :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Post party counting up tea votes

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

OMG everyone loved the tea mixes!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Afternoon Herbal Tea Party 1

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mad Hatter Hat Making

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Photo!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Afternoon Herbal Tea Party 2

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wildflower seed bomb making 1

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wildflower seed bomb making 2

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Putting our moulds to use today:)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wildflower seed bomb making

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wildflower seed bomb making 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Weather and growing outdoors

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

words around making teas

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We worked hard today 1!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

We worked hard today 2!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Grow Wild grant holder meet up 1

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grow Wild grant holder meet up 2

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grow Wild grant holder meet up 3

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Learn more about wildflowers!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grow Wild grant holder meet up 4

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Herbal tea blend brewing

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Preparing ingredients

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Herbal tea preparation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exploring the garden

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exploring the garden

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Meeting a ladybird

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exploring the garden

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wildflower seedbombing!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wildflower hunt 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wildflower hunt 2

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wildflower hunt 3

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Painting woodland windchimes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Some tea samples!

Friday, May 31, 2019

More tea samples!

Friday, May 31, 2019

The women sharing their teas 2

Friday, May 31, 2019

The women sharing their teas 1

Friday, May 31, 2019

Exciting opportunties await!...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grammar lessons!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Serious concentration :-)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Emma teaching us all language

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Planning another tea stall...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Garden centre visit 1

Monday, July 1, 2019

Flowers for the bees and bugs

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Garden centre visit 3

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Garden centre visit 4

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Paper plant pot making 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Paper plant pot making 2

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Roya sunning up the garden :-)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Seeding

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

& language for planting 1

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

& language for planting 2

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Our neighbour's strawberries yum!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

All together now

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Another selfie :-D

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Caterpillars galore!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Leave something for us!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Equiopment planning...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Painting tiles for our planters

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Painting tiles for our planters

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Checking our seedlings

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Cornflowers in bloom

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wildflower seedbombs!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Seedbombs!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Seedbombs!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Seedbombs at Granby Market

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Seedbombs in Princes Park

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Seedbombs at Princes Park

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tiles for the garden

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tiles for the garden

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tile painting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
We painted sticks for woodland windchimes, we also went on a wildflower hunt and threw some wildflower seedbombs. 29/05/2019 - 12:00 6 Mixed ages
It was a rainy day so we painted tiles with pictures of bugs and veg to go in the garden 14/08/2019 - 12:00 7 Mixed ages
Making wildflower seedbombs at Princes Park Play Day, we used salt dough moulds the gardening group had made to make different shapes. 07/08/2019 - 14:45 29 Mixed ages
Making wildflower seedbombs with visitors to Granby Market & talking about wildflowers. 03/08/2019 - 17:00 32 Mixed ages
Painting tiles and pots for the garden. We also watered our seedlings and plants and looked for wildflowers. 31/07/2019 - 12:00 5 Mixed ages
Painting tiles and pots for the garden. We also watered our seedlings and plants and looked for wildflowers. 31/08/2019 - 12:00 5 Mixed ages
We thought about what5 basic equipment we need now that things are growing and we need to get planting our growing design in the garden. 24/07/2019 - 12:00 2 Mixed ages
Only Adele today- looking at the mass of caterpillars that are munching away at wild flowers! 17/07/2019 - 12:45 1 Mixed ages
1st session planting and making paper pots 10/07/2019 - 12:15 7 Mixed ages
1st visit to a local garden centre to buy a few flowers, herbs and wildflower seeds to start our garden off! 01/07/2019 - 12:15 6 Mixed ages
Chita chat and drawing plans for the garden 26/06/2019 - 12:15 6 Mixed ages
Learning a whole heap of grammar around the tea making enterprise! 19/06/2019 - 12:15 9 Mixed ages
Decisions, decsions, decisions...what to do over the coming months to get into the garden more and share more tea recipes 12/06/2019 - 12:15 4 Mixed ages
Reflecting on our 2nd public tea sharing event and how to make use of even more wildflowers in our receipes! 05/06/2019 - 12:15 8 Mixed ages
We had a flora based creative family play day with the children and painted twigs ready for keeping the plants safe :-) 29/05/2019 - 12:15 6 Mixed ages
We explored chamomile, marigolds and berries that grow in the wild 15/05/2019 - 12:15 6 Mostly adults 25+
Adelex met Ben from Grow Wild & other grant holders and had some great conversations and learning around local flora and fungi :-D 09/05/2019 - 11:00 11 Mixed ages
We thought about the language around sharing the teas and getting donations for the garden through this 05/08/2019 - 12:00 8 Mixed ages
We explored language around different weather we experience in the garden and how it helps the growing 05/01/2019 - 12:15 8 Mixed ages
We shared our tea samples at the Culture Liverpool Yolart event and had great conversations about growing and tea making :-) 31/05/2019 - 17:00 40 Mixed ages
We met with Liverpool Yoga Centre and Culture Liverpool tto spread the word about our teas and explore more opportunities for the future! 13/05/2019 - 12:15 6 Mostly adults 25+
We learnt more language about growing and making teas. We thought more about what things we can grow in the garden for this 28/04/2019 - 12:15 7 Mostly adults 25+
Tested our teas and tried cutting the ingredients smaller. Then we explored our area in the garden and discussed future plans. 22/05/2019 - 12:15 6 Mixed ages
We planned out where we want to build our raised beds and had a meeting about the next stages of the project. 23/04/2019 - 12:00 4 Mixed ages
Today we had the Afternoon Herbal Tea Party and we had a great time! Sharing, making, exploring and enjoying together :-) Great team work :) 17/04/2019 - 11:00 58 Mixed ages
We made more wildflower seed bomb moulds and then tested them with the seed bomb mixture using compost, clay wildflower seeds and water. 10/04/2019 - 20:45 12 Mixed ages
We started to refine our herbal tea recipes, which herbs we can grow in the garden for this and key language for the 17th April event. 03/04/2019 - 12:15 9 Mostly adults 25+
We had lots of fun making salt dough moulds for wildflower bombs, we based them on the shapes of leaves and flowers. 02/04/2019 - 12:00 6 Mixed ages
Working out the spices we can grow and the ones we can introduce to our teas. Thinking about language for flowers & herb conversation! 27/03/2019 - 12:15 7 Mostly adults 25+
Thinking about ethics around working with nature and making herbal teas. 20/03/2019 - 12:00 4 Mostly adults 25+
Tea making experimenting is fun- exploring tea mixes and finding flowers and herbs to grow in the coming months. 13/03/2019 - 12:00 4 Mostly adults 25+
1st session: Tea making language development session- having fun exploring language for the teas we will be growing and drinking! 06/03/2019 - 12:00 6 Mostly adults 25+
We made a list of plants and flowers we want to grow, then explored outside and made 'Sunprints' using leaves and flowers on special paper. 26/03/2019 - 12:00 9 Mixed ages