Seeds and Spores

Global Gardens Project

Join us at Global Gardens Project to learn more about the world of native flora and fungi. This year we will be hosting a series of learning opportunities on the incredible world of fungi, healing weeds and seed-saving.

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Flaxland Allotment
Sachville Avenue
CF14 3NE

Global Gardens Project is a community project with a garden situated on the Flaxland Allotment site in Cardiff. We have weekly gardening sessions every Saturday 2-5pm and monthly suppers at the Embassy Cafe. Join us!

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Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

We have regular garden days on Saturdays 2-5 and Wednesdays 10-2.

We also have some forthcoming workshops:
21st July: Introduction to Permaculture with Michele of Edible Landscaping.
13th August: Native plant walk with Julian.
8th September: Fungi walk with Rich.
5th October: Creating a bee friendly cut flower garden with Eva of Flower Hive.

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Photos of the site

Global Gardens Greenhouse

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Creating a log pile as we cleared

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Clearing site for fungi and fruit

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Learning about Fungi

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Prof Lynn Boddy talks Fungi

Monday, April 23, 2018

Healing Herbs workshop

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Bee friendly supper

Monday, July 2, 2018

Our new propagating bench

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Preparing the mandala garden site

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stage two of mandala preparation

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Creating the garden mandala

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Planting the guild

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Weaving dragonflies in the garden

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Willow sunflowers in the garden

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Learning about native plants

Monday, August 13, 2018

Native plant walk

Monday, August 13, 2018

First winecap bloom

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

First winecap bloom

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Zine workshop

Monday, September 3, 2018

Fungi walk

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Learning about composting

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Learning about composting

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Seeds and spores zine launch

Monday, October 29, 2018

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Held two seed-saving workshops at the garden. 20/10/2018 - 10:00 20 Mixed ages
Held a seeds and spores party launching the zine, sharing seeds saved from the garden and exhibiting botanical art by local artists . 29/10/2018 - 20:15 44 Mixed ages
We learnt about growing flowers in the garden through the year with flower grower Eva. 13/10/2018 - 10:00 7 Mixed ages
Five artists painted/illustrated five plants from the garden that we are saving seed. 23/10/2018 - 10:00 5 Mixed ages
We held a workshop on building soil fertility to support plant growth and seed-saving. 20/10/2018 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Went on a fungi identification walk with Rich Wright (Fungi Courses) to Cathays Community Centre. 08/09/2018 - 11:00 24 Mixed ages
We made a Global Gardens zine. 03/09/2018 - 19:00 24 Mixed ages
Prepared areas around polytunnel in preparation for planting. 01/09/2018 - 14:00 4 Mixed ages
Held a meeting to discuss seed-saving plans at the garden. 31/08/2018 - 10:30 3 Mixed ages
We dug over two beds in preparation for planting of a range of pollinator friendly flowers. 29/08/2018 - 10:00 10 Mixed ages
Planted out some bee friendly herbs including cardoon. 25/08/2018 - 14:00 3 Mixed ages
Harvested the first wine cap mushrooms from the garden. Shared a meal including a fungi-based dish from the garden. 22/08/2018 - 10:00 8 Mixed ages
Went on a native plant walk in a special site of scientific interest, Pentyrch with Julian Woodman. 13/08/2018 - 18:00 15 Mixed ages
Developing a wetland area which will support wildlife. We are planting a range of native plants including Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria). 11/08/2018 - 14:00 3 Mixed ages
Kai guided us through a 'plant meeting' with sunflowers. 08/08/2018 - 13:00 6 Mixed ages
We hosted a willow-weaving workshop where we created giant sunflowers. 04/08/2018 - 14:00 4 Mixed ages
We hosted a willow-weaving workshop where we created a cluster of dragonflies. 07/08/2018 - 10:00 6 Mixed mainly 12-25 years
Created a garden mandala with a guild of nitrogen fixing, mineral accumulating, medicinal, pollinator friendly and edible plants. 21/07/2018 - 10:30 20 Mixed ages
Weeding and watering. 11/07/2018 - 10:00 4 Mixed ages
Continued to prepare the area for the mandala garden, removing perennial weeds and applying compost. 14/07/2018 - 14:00 4 26 – 34 years
Dug over the area for the pollinator friendly mandala garden. 12/07/2018 - 13:00 4 Mixed ages
Built a propagating bench out of reclaimed wood for seedlings. 04/07/2018 - 10:00 3 Mixed ages
Watering and weeding the herb patch in preparation for the herbal workshop. 23/06/2018 - 14:00 3 26 – 34 years
Weeding the pollinator-friendly herb patch. 28/04/2018 - 14:00 3 26 – 34 years
Cleared the fungi area ready for fungi and fruit. 10/04/2018 - 13:00 9 Mixed ages
We listened to Maria talk about the evolution of plants and Terry talk about the important role of bees as pollinators. 02/07/2018 - 18:30 20 Mixed ages
Rich Wright introduced us to the beneficial role of fungi in the garden. 21/04/2018 - 10:30 16 Mixed ages
Prof Lynne Boddy introduced the incredible world of fungi. We then shared a delicious fungi-based supper. 23/04/2018 - 18:00 24 Mixed ages
We held a course on Healing Herbs in the Garden at the Global Gardens site. 30/06/2018 - 10:30 15 Mostly adults 25+