OTHER PROJECTS & IDEAS For Whitleigh Arts

For people who are interested in our Green Spaces.

Plymouth Tree Partnership works to:

  • Promote the use of trees as a key feature of every street, park and public open space.
  • Support groups and individuals so that they will plant and care for more trees.
  • Help select the right tree in the right place.
  • Work in partnership with others to deliver projects that leave a legacy of a greener, healthier and more beautiful city.
  • Contribute to initiatives that celebrate the city’s heritage and culture.
  • Ensure there are Tree Wardens ready to take our work onto the next generation.

http://www.plymouthtrees.org/

 

Rethinking Parks

We’re looking for bold and innovative ways to use, manage and make the most of the UK’s public parks.
http://www.nesta.org.uk/project/rethinking-parks

 

BUDSHEAD WOOD NATURE RESERVE
See more information in this link below.
plymouth.gov.uk/homepagewww/leisureandtourism/parksnatureandgreenspaces/naturereserves/budsheadwoodlnr.htm

 

See some inspirational ideas for our Green Spaces, Whitleigh Woods or even your own garden here on Pinterest.  http://www.pinterest.com/wagersandy/ideas-inspiration-for-whitleigh-woods/

 

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Guerrilla Art – Moss Graffiti – How to make Living Moss Art

This old recipe used by gardeners to encourage moss can be painted on walls to create living graffiti. It is temperamental – conditions have to be damp and shady, so a twice-weekly misting with water will help it grow.  Some people add half a teaspoon of sugar and a cup of beer to the recipe – why not try both as an experiment?”
This recipe makes enough to create several small pieces or one large piece of graffiti.

You will need –
340ml buttermilk
Several clumps of garden moss.
Plastic container with lid.
Blender.
Paintbrush.

Step 1 –
Gather several clumps  of moss and crumble them into a blender. Moss can be found in moist shady places.
Step 2 –
Add buttermilk and blend just long enough to create a smooth creamy consistency.  Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.
Step 3 –
Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design on to the wall, freehand or with a stencil.
Step 4 –
If possible, return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist.  Soon the blended moss should begin to grow into a rooted plant, maintaining your design until it eventually colonises the whole area.

Get more great ideas from The GuerrillaGardening.org Community
http://guerrillagardening.org/community/index.php?PHPSESSID=498d09b704868185498bf1f73a5df49c&

Moss Education can be found here at http://www.mossandstonegardens.com/blog/how-to-grow-moss/

 

 

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