The snow has cleared and spring has begun to show its face. We couldn’t be more excited about it here at Boundary Way. The daffodils are beginning to flower, the buds are sprouting on the trees and catkins are hanging on the hazel.
As well as new life popping up all over the allotment, we also hope to be welcoming lots of you to Boundary Way Community Garden as our Spring events season kicks into action. We have everything going on from talks about site discoveries to banner making, from sun printing to Gongs in the Garden and everything in between, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. See below for an outline of all of the Boundary Way Project’s upcoming events:
- 18th April 2018 – Gongs in the Garden
- 22nd April 2018 – Sharing Nature Open Day
A day of workshops and talks to celebrate International Earth Day. Learn how to reduce plastic use in everyday life, make natural concoctions with herbalist Maria Billington, and create land art with environmental artist Richard Shilling. Plus, we will be encouraging the sharing of garden memories and photographs in collaboration with the Living Memory Project
- 19th May 2018– Processions 100 Banner Making with Anne Marie Lagram
Use basic textile techniques & found materials to create a banner celebrating the role of women who worked the land in and around Wolverhampton, with artist Anne Marie Lagram. The resulting banner will be used as part of a national event on June 10th. This chat and craft activity is an ideal way to learn about the past women of Wolverhampton & evaluate the roles women in our future
- 26th May 2018– Photography Open Day
Join us to learn more about early photography and the Camera Obscura and take part in some hands on workshops. Including a Sunprint workshop with Laura Hickman and a History of Photography talk and workshop with Ann Walker to create origami camera obscuras.
- 29th May 2018– Gongs in the Garden for the Full Moon
On Saturday, despite the snow, we had a brilliant event to celebrate the start of Spring with artist Anne Marie Lagram and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We passed on our spring gardening traditions and sayings passed down through generations and then made charms, set faery traps and created a safe haven for fey folk to avoid problems later in the year. All to help ensure a prosperous gardening year ahead and we’ve got a great feeling about the exciting year ahead. All in all, a lovely session with the inspiring Anne Marie and lots of fun had.
We hope to see you at one of our public events, don’t forget to check out the Facebook events page and give us a follow to keep up to date with everything going on.