Pack of 4 A6 Cards
Here are four cards that can be used to send seasonal greetings, well wishes and joy to loved ones. Based on a series of workshops I led at the Minerva Apothecary garden in 2021, the cards have been co-designed with women at the site.
This is the first social-enterprise that has grown from the healing Garden. Women supported by Birmingham-based organisations Anawim and Crisis Skylight Bham, have been coming together since Spring 2021 for workshops in the garden, facilitated by artists, gardeners and chefs. The space has been built by them and for them, and has become a source of care and respite – an apothecary – with a dedicated section for medicinal plants. It is also a space for sharing, distributing and accumulating knowledge of plants including teas, oils, ointments, compresses, tinctures and recipes as a free resource for local communities.
Forming part of Grand Union Gallery’s Collaborative Programme, this community-led Growing Project connects people with each other through plants and their natural environment, transforming relationships through the therapeutic benefits of nature. The project forms part of artist Alberta Whittle’s research and engagement process for her major Commonwealth Games commissioned project Congregation, which happens throughout 2022. The project will create an inclusive, holistic, interdisciplinary approach to nurturing communities. Producing this project with our local groups is an integral element of this work to ensure we deliver a project that offers a legacy that is rooted in community cohesion and care.
You can purchase a pack of cards from Grand Union's website here. All proceeds from this project go directly back to the women that have lovingly co-designed them.