Saturday, 18 December 2010
Here's one of Rob minding the greengarland stall. Flatly refused to were a gg apron but very useful all the same.
Many thanks to Robin Haward and everyone at the market for their continued support. Go check out http://www.sustainableredland.org/ to see what they are all about...
Friday, 17 December 2010
I really enjoy being part of this market. Its full of lovely foodie things, greenbaskets and Tom, my twelve year old son, will be adding to the atmosphere by bringing his double bass to play carols for his adoring public (?) I have even roped in Rob, my fifteen year old, to work with me on the stall this time.
The forecast keeps changing but I will settle for one that involves nothing but a sprinkling of snow about lunchtime. Anything else just wont do. Come and do some Christmas shopping, buy a wreath, listen to the music.... See you there...... :)
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Yesterday we ran the first of two new workshops at the Botanic Garden.
The University Botanic Garden was created in 2006 within the grounds of The Holmes at Stoke Bishop. As well as enhancing the teaching of Plant Sciences within the University, this garden provides a unique research and teaching resource and a new major cultural attraction for the City of Bristol.
It also runs a really good selection of short courses all year round which can be viewed at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/BotanicGardens/about/education.htm. We are very proud to be associated with them.
We spent a happy afternoon in the warmth of the Potting Shed creating some really fabulous fragrant christmas wreaths using traditional techniques. We have put some pictures of the finished wreaths on the flickr website
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greengarland_workshops_2010/sets/72157625403461817/. We were really impressed by the quality of work produced.
Thanks very much to Nick Wray, the Curator of the Botanic Garden and Judy Preston for inviting us into this wonderful and unique environment. Many thanks also to Andy Winfield, one of the team of gardeners (who probably has the best job in the world..) who allowed us to borrow his wheelbarrow and made us all feel so welcome...
The opening times of the Botanic Garden can be found at tp://www.bristol.ac.uk/Depts/BotanicGardens/index.htm. It is well worth a visit at any time of the year.