Approaching Gardening through Drawing and Drawing through Gardening. A series of free joyful creative and educative events, as form of Seva.
The Gardening Drawing Club is a series of unique events with a holistic approach offering free access to arts and horticulture to adults and children in Britain. With monthly happenings, TGDC events, including workshops, talks and experiences, are hosted in a broad range of locations, from art centres to community gardens and temples. Veganic gardening methods are employed through The Gardening Drawing Club, advocating for gentleness and compassion while supporting seed sovereignty, racial, climate and land justice and reparation, biodiversity, and animal liberation.
The Gardening Drawing Club's practice is inspired by permaculture and natural farming. It is part of the cultural initiative Poetic Pastel and is ideated with the likes of an art project. TGDC is a not-for-profit founded in 2021 by artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck.
All photographs by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck & Jatinder Singh Durhailay.
Drawings shared with the approval of participants to The Gardening Drawing Club.