Seeds and Spores
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.
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!
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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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+|