ABOUT

 Global Gardens Project is a community growing project based in Cardiff. 

 

Our vision is to create a growing space that supports community-based sharing of food and cultures.  

 

We have an allotment site where we are cultivating an organic kitchen garden, celebrating crops from around the world.

 

The crops grown are used in our quarterly community suppers and shared within the local community.

 

We also have a mobile pizza oven which is available for community events. 

  

NEWS

November 19, 2017

This weekend, we made a healing balm, using a Lavender oil made from Lavender from the Global Gardens herb patch. This was the first of our Healing Workshops in the Greenhouse and it was great to have a warm and sheltered space to make this remedy.

For the balm, the cut Lavender was dried, infused in the almond oil for 4 weeks. We then strained the oil and added it to melted cocoa butter and beeswax. We added some Lavender essential oil to he...

November 10, 2017

It was a beautiful day to celebrate the completion of the Greenhouse Build - 'Phase One'.

The Welsh School of Architecture first year students and tutors have helped design and build our wonderful Global Gardens Greenhouse. Today, we marked the completion of the Phase One with a setting of intentions. We were guided through a Qi Gong meditation led by the wonderful Kalpana Each of the students sowed a seed and made a drawing of the structure....

November 7, 2017

Over five weeks, the first year students have been helping create our Global Gardens Greenhouse. 

During week one, the students did an amazing job of clearing our concrete apron, which marks the foundation of the greenhouse. 

 By the middle of week two, the base was clear and scrubbed!

During weeks two to three, the students worked in groups to build six modules which form the timber structure of the Greenhouse.

During week four, the modules wer...

September 27, 2017

This month, the lovely Eira from Inner City Pickle led a workshop on preserve-making at the Embassy Cafe. We are keen to learn more about preserving fruits and vegetables as it extends the shelf-life and, in the case of fermentation, enhances the health-giving properties of certain veg.

To start, we made an apple chutney using apples harvested from the Global Gardens apple tree. Eira let us try her speedy apple corer and slicer. This made the...

August 30, 2017

On Tuesday evening we were joined by 22 spritely folks from Good Gym Cardiff and Colette and Gary from BBC Wales at the garden. With lots of helping hands, we managed to finish the final herb bed, planting out our Comfrey plants into their new homes.

With support from the Greggs Local Environment Fund, we were able to purchase wood-chip which we used to lay the paths in the herb patch. So we now have a herb patch of Lavender, Rosemary, Sage,...

August 30, 2017

For the August Global Gardens Supper, we continued with colourful summery vibes.

Vaida shared her Lithuanian summer beetroot soup with us at the Global Gardens August Supper. The soup was a bright pink colour, and it was a delight to eat.

Shuna also prepared some delicious vegan salads, using kale from the Global Gardens patch and tomatoes from One Fox Lane and Blaencamel. 

For dessert, we enjoyed a plum cake made from plums harvested by Orcha...

July 17, 2017

Last night we celebrated the launch of our mobile pizza oven at Cathays Community Centre. With a sourdough starter provided by Riverside Sourdough, Jack Welbourne led the transformation of sourdough in to wood fired pizza. The pizzas were fired in the mobile cob oven built by Global Gardens.

Henry Morgan curated a range of botanical non-alcoholic drinks using herbs from the garden.

Alongside the pizzas, Shuna, Ahmed and Poppy prepared some sal...

July 11, 2017

Thanks to support from the Urban Buzz/Bug Life project, we have created a kitchen herb garden at the Global Gardens site. 

On the patch we have planted a range of culinary herbs including rosemary, sage, thyme, mint and lemon balm. These herbs will be used for the community suppers at the Embassy Cafe and for our upcoming pizza event

Urban Buzz is a project supporting groups across the country to plant pollinator friendly spaces. As well as pr...

June 5, 2017

On the 5th and 6th June the Global Gardens Project made our mobile pizza oven at Cathays Community Centre. The oven build was designed and led by Jack Welbourne, Global Gardens co-founder, baker and ceramicist with the support of fellow ceramicist Arthur Goodfellow, Alec and Sophie, Poppy, Anya and Matt.

On Day 1, Arthur, Alec, Sophie and Jack made the sand framework for the concrete to be casted on. We then covered the sand with some wet pap...

April 30, 2017

Today marked the launch of our mobile planter, created by the talented folks at Spit and Sawdust with the support of Made in Roath.

Tom from Blaencamel provided us with some healthy looking ‘Little Gem’ Lettuce and Pea seedlings. Carol from Mackintosh Community Gardens also offered us some Chives and one of the Global Gardens volunteers Annie brought in Chives, Parsley and Sage.

We planted up the planter on wheels during the Mad...

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