Published 30.01.2024
by Kids’ Own

Discover the Magic of Water, Soil, and Nature in Our Community Gardens!


As we bid farewell to the winter season of our Four Seasons In Our Garden project at the wonderful Community Garden in Cranmore, with our partners Cranmore Co-op, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible journey we’ve had exploring the wonders of water, soil, and the environment.

With our associate artists Ruth Le Gear and Sarah Lundy, and soil scientist Aga Piwowarczyk we began our adventure with lively discussions about the fascinating connection between water and soil health. Together, we uncovered the secrets of this dynamic duo, setting the tone for the entire project. Across generations, we sent our thoughts and intentions to water, creating a tangible representation by freezing a portion—a beautiful blend of creativity and purpose.

As the weeks unfolded, we dived deep into the world of soil science. Jars filled with soil samples and rainwater from the garden unveiled the intricate dance between soil and water, revealing the sheer beauty of their symbiotic relationship with the environment. These scientific insights seamlessly merged with our creative pursuits, sparking a whirlwind of imaginative fun!

From crafting fold-out books with maps that blended real and imaginary water sources to unleashing our artistic flair with wet-on-wet paintings, marbled masterpieces, and watercolour wonders—our creations flowed like water, symbolizing the fluidity and interconnectedness we discovered. Taking inspiration from the soil, we embarked on intuitive paintings, emphasizing the significance of the soil and its direct link to water quality.

We also took a moment to appreciate the unsung heroes of our gardens—the worms! In a delightful workshop, participants fed these little friends food scraps, highlighting the vital connection between waste reduction, composting, and water conservation. Engaging discussions on the enchanting forms of frozen water, combined with visits to the garden, sparked more paintings and drawings that played with colors and textures.


As this season comes to a close, we’re happy to showcase all the incredible findings and artwork on January 31st. We extend a warm invitation to everyone to join us at the Community Garden for an evening filled with art, science, and shared experiences. Come and explore the magic with us, and we’ll even have some refreshments to keep the energy flowing!

See you there, budding artists and nature lovers! You can read more about this project here:

This project is kindly funded by Creative Climate Action Fund