There are a variety of exciting workshops you can come and get involved in and the courses are run by people working at the Garden. The location is at the Cabin at Blaise Community Garden.
We have just recently had two great workshops on fruit tree pruning and herbs and their uses.
September 3rd – Wonder of Bees * – 13:00 start
September 24th – Make your own Garden Sculpture * – First part 10:00 – 14:00
October 1st – Make your own Garden sculpture * – Second part 10:00 – 14:00
This course of two sessions will accommodate a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 people. Contact Chris and Pete on info:blaisecommunitygarden.org.uk
October 29th – Halloween pumpkin carving and soup – time to be arranged
November 19th – Compost and natural fertilisers – 11:00 start
December ( date to be arranged)- Xmas decorations using natural materials
Gardening Ecology – to be arranged for early Spring
* Bee the Change Workshop. Wonder of Bees on September 3rd 1 to 3 pm in Blaise Community Garden.
Bee the Change is a Bristol and Stroud based social enterprise, tackling the pollination crisis by connecting communities to nature through bee conservation. We do this by re-shaping what we think of as ‘bee-keeping’; turning it around to a more bee-centric form, and bringing people together to learn about what can be done to improve the environment. We plant beegardens, run educational workshops and bring a political, social and environmental consciousness into honeybee stewardship and wildlife conservation.
Come and join us for a workshop on how to nurture honeybees in a sustainable way, followed by a volunteering session (if you wish) of bee garden maintenance and bee hive making. We will be with live honeybees, so please wear protective shoes and clothes. Please do not come if you are allergic to bees.
Please note – peaking inside honeybee hives is only possible if the weather is sunny. If it is raining or overcast, we will be able to peak through the observation windows only.
RSVP essential as numbers are limited. E mail: email@example.com
*Garden Sculpture making On Sat 24th Sept and Sat 1st Oct will be run by Pete . Providing an introduction to making Garden Sculptures/Ornaments/Fancy Plant Holders/Anything Imaginable, etc. in the large glasshouse, this can continue on successive Saturdays if we wish, or if we don’t finish our pieces in time.
Over the next few weeks Pete shall place in the glasshouse a few examples of various items made in various media, mostly cement/compost mixes over wire frames. The Pan figure on the pole is made of this material.
Cement, compost, and wire will be provided for the course.
If participants can bring their own pliers and an old tablespoon and an old plastic bowl for mixing that would be helpful, as we only have a limited number of these.
More details of upcoming events will follow