Edible Cardiff Spring Festival - What's On? 

To celebrate our Edible Cardiff Spring Festival, we will be sharing events and celebrations that are taking place across the city. We will be adding more events as they are organised, so check back regularly for updates! If you are part of a community group or organisation and want to get involved, register your interest in the Festival and get in touch with any questions.

All events will have strict social distancing measures in place and will be following Welsh Government guidelines and guidance on COVID-19. For more information click here.

April / Ebrill

Who: Edible Cardiff

What: Network Gathering

When: 27th April 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Details: If you're involved in food growing in Cardiff, whether that's community gardening, small scale food production or on a community allotment, join us for our next network gathering. This is chance to meet others, make connections and share knowledge, skills and ideas. The agenda will be sent closer to the date along with a link to a Zoom meeting.

More information & booking: click here

CLICK HERE to see some pictures from this event!

Who: Green Squirrel

What: Virtual Grow-along / Tyfu 'ar y cyd' ar lein
When: 28th Apr 2021, 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Details: Join Green Squirrel for a friendly virtual grow-along and become part of a community of back garden growers across Cardiff and beyond! This time of year can be busy in the garden so why not take a short break to join us and learn some new skills. In this virtual session we’ll be exploring some interesting and unusual approaches to growing, including forest gardening, no dig and hugelkultur.

More information & booking: click here

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May / Mai

CLICK HERE to see some pictures from this event!

Who: Plasnewydd Community Garden

What: Veg Plant Giveaway 
When: 1st May 2021, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Where: 5 The Walk, Cardiff 

Details: The garden will be open to visitors and there will be a number of veg plants available, grown locally, ready to giveaway! 

More information & booking: click here to contact Martin.

*Strict social distancing rules will be in place and the garden will be following Welsh Government guidance on COVID-19.

 

Who: SRCDC, Growing Together

What: Herb Give Away
When: 6th May 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Wyndham Street Centre, Cardiff 

Details: Learning Table 1:  Seed Sewing demonstration, and problem-shooting.
Learning Table 2 : What's in your pack - how to grow on etc.

More information & booking: click here to contact Louise

*Funding for this event is for residents of South Riverside, Grangetown and Canton. If you live outside these areas, please can you email Louise Gray

Who: Plasnewydd Community Garden

What: Veg Plant Giveaway 
When: 8th May 2021, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Where: 5 The Walk, Cardiff 

Details: The garden will be open to visitors and there will be a number of veg plants available, grown locally, ready to giveaway!

More information & booking: click here to contact Martin.

*Strict social distancing rules will be in place and the garden will be following Welsh Government guidance on COVID-19.

 

Who: Global GardensAction Movement Peace

What: 'Different Fruitures', an outdoor play
When: 15th May 2021, 1:00pm - 2:10pm

Where: Global Gardens Project, Flaxland Allotments, Cardiff 

Details: A family friendly theatrical experience which journeys to the future. Inviting the audience to participate and rediscover the wonder of natural food, creativity and voice which have all been forgotten but thanks to the audience, not yet lost...

More information & booking: click here

Who: SRCDC, Growing Together

What: Veg Give Away
When: 20th May 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Brunel Street, Cardiff 

Details: This will also be the SRCDC Centre's Open Day. Learning Table: What's in your pack - how to grow on/ harvest etc.

More information & booking: click here to contact Louise

*Funding for this event is for residents of South Riverside, Grangetown and Canton. If you live outside these areas, please can you email Louise Gray

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Who: Splo-Down Food Co-op

What: The Big Splo-Grow
When: 26th May 2021, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: Oasis Cardiff Courtyard, Splott Road, Cardiff 

Details: Join Splo-Down Food Co-op to swap vegetable and flower seedlings at this free swap and giveaway event. Even if you don't have any seedlings to swap the group have grown extra to share around. 

Who: SRCDC, Growing Together

What: Railing Baskets Workshop
When: 27th May 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Wyndham Street Centre, Cardiff 

Details: 30 places - 3 sittings of 10 every half an hour.

More information & booking: *This is a closed event - click here to contact Louise

*Funding for this event is for residents of South Riverside, Grangetown and Canton. If you live outside these areas, please can you email Louise Gray

Who: Hero's Haven

What: Paint a plant day
When: 26th May 2021, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Where: Llandaff Campus, Cardiff 

Details: Two, hour-long watercolour painting sessions with all equipment provided. Pick a plant to paint then take it home with you.

More information & booking: click here

Who: Pentrebane Community Centre & Action Movement Peace

What: 'Different Fruitures', an outdoor play
When: 29th May 2021, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Where: Pentrebane Community Centre, Cardiff 

Details: A family friendly theatrical experience which journeys to the future. Inviting the audience to participate and rediscover the wonder of natural food, creativity and voice which have all been forgotten but thanks to the audience, not yet lost...

More information & booking: click here

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June / Mehefin

Who: Global Gardens Project

What: Planter workshop
When: 3rd June 2021, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Where: Flaxland Allotment, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff,  CF143NE

Details: Learn how to make a simple planter for your garden in this free workshop. Experienced carpenters will guide you through the process of making an upcycled planter using reclaimed wood.

More information & booking: click here

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Who: Cardiff Salad Garden & Bottega Project

What: Brighten up your street - planters and sculptures
When: 3rd June 2021, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Salad Circle Structure, near Secret Garden Cafe, Bute Park, Cardiff 

Details: Inspiring mix of design and practical work, simple and affordable ways to enliven your community garden or street with planters, seating and sculptures.

More information & booking: This event is part of Salad Circle which runs from 3rd to 8th June in a hand crafted marquee near the Secret Garden Cafe. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Book here

Who: Cardiff Salad Garden & Bottega Project

What: Plant pot fun
When: 4th June 2021, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Where: Near the Secret Garden Cafe, Bute Park, Cardiff 

Details: Plant pot fun, upcycling plastic and other kinds of containers into bright and fun planters. Please bring clean plastic containers bottles, milk cartons, old shoes, wellies, etc to decorate and take home planted with some compost and small edible plants.

More information & booking: Workshops are from 10:30am-11:30am and 11:30am-12:30pmAcrylic paints will be used so please wear or bring old clothes. Aimed at children aged 7 and upwards who must be accompanied by an adultPlease book tickets for adults and children. This event is part of Salad Circle which runs from 3rd to 8th June in a hand crafted marquee near the Secret Garden Cafe. Book here

Who: Action in Caerau & Ely (ACE)

What: The Dusty Spring Festival
When: 4th June 2021, 1:30pm - 4:30pm 

Where: Dusty Forge Garden, 460 Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff, CF55BZ

Details: Edible hanging basket workshops from 1:30pm-2:50pm and a seed plant and swap from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Bring along any spares and take home something different! 

More information & booking: Open to the public but limited to 50 on site at a time. Workshops will be held in 20 minute slots and places are limited. To book a workshop please call ACE on 02920 003132. 

Who: Mackintosh Community Garden Action Movement Peace

What: 'Different Fruitures', an outdoor play
When: 5th June 2021, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Where: Mackintosh Community Garden, Arran Street, Cardiff 

Details: A family friendly theatrical experience which journeys to the future. Inviting the audience to participate and rediscover the wonder of natural food, creativity and voice which have all been forgotten but thanks to the audience, not yet lost...

More information & booking: click here

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Who: Global Gardens project

What: Plant / seed swap & garden tour
When: 5th June 2021, 11:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: Flaxland Allotment, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff,  CF143NE

Details: As part of Social Farms and Gardens 'Have a Grow Day' Global Gardens are hosting a seed and plant swap from 11am-12pm and a guided garden tour walk between 12pm-1pm. A chance to share your seedlings or gain some pollinator friendly plants. You can also have a look around Global Gardens and learn more about the project.

More information & booking: Everyone welcome. Meet at the planters at the corner of Llanishen street and Whitchurch road. click here

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Who: Stargarallot Community Garden

What: Strawberry Tea at Stargarallot
When: 5th June 2021, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Stargarallot, Pengam Green Allotment Site, Cardiff

Details: Stargarallot Community Garden will be holding a Strawberry Tea at their beautiful allotment project at the Pengam Allotment site.  

More information & booking: Please note that this is a closed event by invite only for allotment holders.

Who: Cardiff Salad Garden & Action Movement Peace

What: 'Different Fruitures', an outdoor play
When: 6th June 2021, 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Where: Bute Park, Cardiff 

Details: A family friendly theatrical experience which journeys to the future. Inviting the audience to participate and rediscover the wonder of natural food, creativity and voice which have all been forgotten but thanks to the audience, not yet lost...

More information & booking: click here

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Who: Cardiff Salad Garden & Bottega Project

What: Willow obelisk weaving
When: 6th June 2021, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: Near the Secret Garden Cafe, Bute Park, North Road, Cardiff 

Details: Learn how to make a simple willow obelisk from natural local sustainable materials. Willow planters ideal for growing peas and beans.

More information & booking:  

Please bring a pair of secateurs if you have any and a pair of safety or normal glasses. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is part of Salad Circle which runs from 3rd to 8th June in a hand crafted marquee near the Secret Garden Cafe. Book here

Who: Cardiff Salad Garden & Bottega Project

What: Growing Connections Salad Circle Week
When: 8th June 2021, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Where: Near the Secret Garden Cafe, Bute Park, North Road, Cardiff 

Details: Contribute to inspiring local action on food, growing, community and inclusion for everyone in Cardiff. Led by Alice Taherzadeh, this fun and inclusive workshop will draw on examples from Salad Circle events in Bute Park with Cardiff Salad Garden and The Bottega Project. Help the groups plan how to grow connections from Food for Life Get Togethers and make more positive practical actions in the coming year and beyond.

More information & booking: Bring an afternoon picnic for 3pm. This event is part of Salad Circle which runs from 3rd to 8th June in a hand crafted marquee near the Secret Garden Cafe. Book here

Who: Grow Cardiff Action Movement Peace

What: 'Different Fruitures', an outdoor play
When: 19th June 2021, 1:00pm

Where: Dusty Forge Garden, 460 Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff, CF55BZ

Details: A family friendly theatrical experience which journeys to the future. Inviting the audience to participate and rediscover the wonder of natural food, creativity and voice which have all been forgotten but thanks to the audience, not yet lost...

More information & booking: Please note that this is a closed event by invitation only.

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July / Gorffennaf

Who: Riverside Community Garden Project

What: Open day
When: 3rd July 2021, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Riverside Community Garden, Pontcanna allotment, Western Avenue, Cardiff

Details: As part of Social Farms and Gardens 'Have a Grow Day' Riverside Community Garden are hosting an open day. Fun for all the family including free plants and seed swaps. Guided tour and expert info for all your gardening questions and needs. 

More information & booking: Everyone welcome. To book, email riversidecommunitygdn@gmail.com.