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Grow Feral: Creative Workshops, August + September 2021 @ Osprey Garden Allotments

Local people are being encouraged to go wild for nature in a new, community initiative ‘Grow Feral’ led by Weston-based artist and creative producer Sam Francis.

The project, commissioned by Culture Weston and funded by Arts Council England, is calling on communities to engage with the natural world and creatively explore the interconnected nature of our wilderness together.

A series of creative, adult workshops and hands-on making and doing sessions will explore the symbiotic relationship of all of the natural world - humans, creatures, plants, land and earth, as a radical act of gardening and growing together.

Sam Francis explained: “Grow Feral is a collaborative project between the land and the people of Weston-super-Mare, to consider how we want to live, co-exist, and connect through food and all things green.

“Together, we can be empowered to contribute to the amazing biodiversity of life on earth, which is under continuous threat and needs our help!”

Full details of the sessions and to book:

To get to the root of it all, the workshops are taking place this August and September at Osprey Gardens, Clark’s Field Allotments, Rectors Way, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3NR. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance by emailing

The sessions will cover a range of activities from co-creating a micro-garden for Weston town centre and a wood-fired clay oven for communal meals to creating flower monoprint artwork and ‘Grow your own Feral seed kits’ to be dispensed from pop-up customised vending machines in the town this Autumn. All workshops are free, recommended for age 18+ and people are invited to bring their own lunch along.

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