Breathing Spaces at CREW – 8th March

Posted on 01 March 2023

“Once you develop a relationship with a little patch of earth, it becomes a seed itself.”

This quote from Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, was one of the inspiring quotes we considered at the Garden Club we run at CREW once a month to explore gardening in a climate and nature crisis. Our theme in February was seeds and how growing your own seed for next year will eventually result in plants better adapted to local soil and climate, as well as being free! We looked at seasonal foliage and flowers, mindfully sowed some beans, and had a chat over tea about restoring relationship between land and people. One of our attendees said afterwards:

“I felt more confident about how I could use seeds in the garden… and I was particularly struck with the chat we had about awe and wonder and felt that for me, gardening brings a lot of this into my life in various ways.”

Another said “I came away feeling peaceful and relaxed. With our observations of the changing of the seasons and your basket of plants I felt more appreciative of the beauty around us at this time of year.”

Our theme on March 8th is wildflowers and we will look at identifying them as they come into growth (but before flowering), and we will sow some, whilst talking about what we can learn from them for gardening in changing climate conditions. We will be joined by Emma from Worthing Climate Action Network and Debbie from Worthing Wildflower Trail to discuss how we can encourage more wildflowers in our gardens, urban streets and public spaces and why we need to do that. The sessions are free and you don’t need to commit to coming every month, it’s not a course as such. Please join us by booking here:

And if you want to get your hands dirty, we are back every Thursday morning at the Flower Farm (10.30-12.30) and once a month at Dankton Barnyard (March 12th, 11am-1pm and then every first Sunday of the month). Get in touch: [email protected]