Workshops and Events

03
Jul

Plants and Protest (or How to Grow your Art and Eat it)

by Marjolaine Ryley
 
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Ignite your imagination into the incredible potential of plants – discover how growing and gardening can be an act of resistance, protest and hope.

First, is an introduction to artists working with living materials – with humour, innovation and insight – in areas of ecology, growing and sustainability. This includes my own practice-based PhD research – ‘A Delicious Garden’  with vegetal interspecies encounters.

Then, enjoy practical demonstrations on how to develop skills in basic growing/ horticulture.  These include – how to compost successfully (even on a small scale), getting started with veg, a guide to growing micro-greens and an introduction to plant propagation (i.e. how to make plants for free!). Some microgreens and seeds will be available to take home.

Be empowered with the knowledge and skills in horticulture – one of the most useful and hopeful gifts at this time. The session is planned to include practical demonstrations underpinned by horticultural theory – be inspired to take the first steps!

£20 (all proceeds to DPG)

Marjolaine Ryley is our Photographic Artist in Residence and a PhD Researcher at Newcastle University.  She has an RHS Level 2 qualification in Horticulture from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

To register for this event email your details to M.Ryley2@newcastle.ac.uk

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Date And Time

Saturday, July 3, 2021 13:00
Until 17:00
 

Location

 

Venue

Herbology House Dilston Physic Garden
 
 
 

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