Garden Skills: Summer Workshops 'Foraging and Watercolours'

Drop in for a free garden workshop within our Summer Series! Get inspired with creative sessions whilst also developing your growing skills.

Garden Skills: Summer Workshops 'Foraging and Watercolours'

Drop in for a free garden workshop within our Summer Series! Get inspired with creative sessions whilst also developing your growing skills.
Event description

Join us for a new Summer Series of Garden Skills Workshops! Taking place within our Community Garden at TOSH, these afternoons a made up of both garden growing skills, and creative workshops, to feed us and nature. Drop in for any or all of this Summer Series 2pm-4pm on the third Sunday of each month, April through to August.

21st July - Foraging & Watercolour Painting

Learn all about foraging and its cost efficient benefits whilst also learning how to paint simple watercolour flowers & fruits.

Hosts Annette and Melinda (tbc.)

Summer Schedule:

21st April - Flowers for pollinators & decoupage pots

19th May - Sow Salad & Make Your Own Plant Labels

23rd June - Community Garden Opening Celebration

21st July - Foraging & Watercolour Painting

18th August - Mix Your Own Garden Drinks & Hapa-Zome Printing

About The Orchard Garden

The Orchard Garden was built during the 2015 refurbishment of TOSH. For years the garden contained just four fruit trees, with spring bulbs and wildflowers growing up each Summer. The garden was plain and underused, but had lots of potential.

With thanks to two years funding from the People’s Health Trust, with money raised through Health Lottery South Wes we have consulted with our community and commissioned a new garden design by our Landscape Architect. Our theme is 'Food for Us, Food for Nature' and it will be a sanctuary to learn, grow, work, rest and harvest in.

So far we have used our garden to run monthly workshops, learning growing and creative skills to save money and grow fresh food at home. In Summer 2023, we invited our community to help us start building the garden. Using reclaimed bricks donated by our community, we are building pathways with minimal concrete to have a low impact on nature. We then begun to add new fruit trees, fruit bushes and climbers - plus flower bulbs for feeding the insects in Spring.

Now we hope to add new seating and meeting areas, herb beds and a play corner, as well as beautiful community artwork.

Get Involved!

In 2024 we are hosting further Garden Skills workshops every third Sunday of each month, April-August, made up of both garden growing and creative workshops.

We always have plenty to do, and learn together - join us for one session - or all!

This project has been made possible with funding from the People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery South West. We have also received donations from JPMorgan, Wessex Water and more.

Date
July 21, 2024 2:00 PM
Price
FREE
Location

The Orchard Garden,

TOSH,

BH7 6BG

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