Our First Plant Festival Barcelona in 2020

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Our First Plant Festival Barcelona in 2020

Days when we could still enjoy connecting about plants, with people around us, behind the masks. We had our first ever plant festival, here in Barcelona and it was beautiful. Everyone came with plants, and left with plants and smiles on their faces.

It was so amazing to meet all our plant lovers, at our first #plantfestbcn2020. It was a three day event, with our space partner Akasha Hub Barcelona.

We followed the growth of a plant, for the 3 days.

Day 1: Sow (the Seed)

“THE LIVING ART”
Val, from @GARDEN_VAL taught our workshop participants on how to create “living art” by planting baby succulents. Everyone got to take home a piece of art that grows over time. It was perfect, with the autumn colour succulents, carefully chosen by Val.

“SIEMBRA TU FUTURO” TALLER/ “SOW YOUR FUTURE”
In this activity @VISHALKTHACKER did a workshop to go to your roots, identify what really drives you forward, and plant a seed that your future self can harvest from.

 

Day 2: Grow (the Plant)

POTS AND MACRAMÉS WITH RECYCLED “WASTE”

@BCNZEROWASTE did a nice workshop to reuse the “waste” that we generate at home and see how to transform it into pots to grow our plants. Old T-shirts were used to make yarn from old and the participants discovered ways to make macramé hangers with it.
As we grow plants, it was a way to also grow our commitment to being more environmentally friendly.

ART THERAPY WATERCOLOUR (AQUARELLE) @ARTTHERAPYBARCELONA
@ARTTHERAPYBARCELONA did a mindful art therapy class to immerse yourself in the process of personal growth. Simple watercolour, inspired by plants.

Day 3: Slow (Conserve)

MAKE A WREATH WITH DRIED FLOWERS
@BORNGARDENING taught our participants to make wreaths from dried flowers, a sustainable alternative to fresh flowers to decorate your home. Perfect to welcome autumn. And with some surprise plants too!

SLOW COMPOST AND SOW THE SEED
@YerbaWorkshops did a workshop to learn how to compost using #foodwaste and avoid odours and flies, and learn how to fertilize plants with them.
Here you will also get to know about choosing plants that have a #zeroimpact for the planet and to use “home seeds” that you find in your kitchen to sow a new plant, create greener spaces, in a more economical way.

And the cycle of the plant continued, after #plantfestbcn2020

Plant Swap:

On all three days we had the amazing plant swap bar, with Andrea (from Plantropica). It was beautiful to see our community, connected by plants.

We also had beautiful ceramics from Unai and Magda, and amazing plant illustrations from Gemma Quevedo. 🙂

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