Sculpture Workshop Held

Turdcrete workshop was Held by Pete on the 1st of October ! : Turdcrete was a mixture of compost and cement. People made a variety of garden artefacts using the mixture and chicken wire for structure. This took place in our newly renovated large greenhouse, a great space for creative projects. Plant wall hanging pots proved popular . One young person created a lovely dragonfly.

Herbs and their uses workshop -by Ludmila

 

On Saturday 20th August Ludmila Draxlerová gave a fascinating talk on Herbs and their Uses with an insight into their medicinal properties.

Ludmila started experimenting with herbs – observing, and comparing results – from early childhood in her native Slovakia.  We heard how she saved her school friend the pain of having warts burnt off by treating them with Greater Celandine.   And how between one spring and winter she successfully treated her mother’s gall stones with Agrimony.  And then as a mother herself, how she made her own St. John’s Wort tincture and oil to relieve her children’s itchy chicken pox.

Ludmila answered all the questions we threw at her – from what books to read, which herbs to use for our own ailments to the impact of pharmaceutical companies on generations of knowledge being lost.

She showed us a selection of her own tinctures and mixtures.  And we finished with a stroll round the garden looking at, touching and smelling many of the wonderful herbs she’d talked about.

By Rebecca Wallace.

Goram Fair event – 30th July

In conjunction with Blaise Castle Museum hosting Goram fair, the goram fairGarden will be open on the
30th of July with fun activities.

Goram Fair is a community event and funfair celebrating the legend of Bristol’s giant Goram which ran  from 1954 to 1996.

At Blaise Community Garden 12pm – 4pm . There will be :

  • Small and large scarecrow making
  • Cakes and Refreshments
  • A chance to explore the garden , see the new pictorial meadow, Bee garden and progress on the pond.

Find out more about what is happening on the day and what to wear! https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/blaise-castle-house-museum/whats-on/goram-fair/. Their are all sorts of stalls, activities and vintage funfairs supplied by Albert Rogers Funfairs, who were part of the 1950s fair.

 

 

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