Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Glasgow Seed School

Shoot to Root

Sat 14 May 2022

Tickets no longer available
Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Relaxed event

Secateurs in focus preparing to cut a leaf on a rose branch with red thorns. In the background are leaves in soft focus

Taking a cutting with secateurs

How to grow new plants without seed?

From rosemary to roses, all sorts of herbs and flowers can be grown from cuttings. It’s easy and free! But when is this technique preferable to growing from seed or division?

Learn how to make your plants multiply in a practical workshop with artist and gardener Martha Orbach. Study how to make softwood, semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings, and explore the benefits and disadvantages of vegetal propagation.

If you have a plant you’d like to propagate, you can bring this to the workshop. Afterwards you can swap cuttings to increase biodiversity and get to know some new plant friends.

About the contributors

Martha Orbach is an artist and community gardener. With a radical environmentalist for a mother, Martha had a rogue upbringing in west Wales, where she became indoctrinated with organic growing principles, permaculture and sustainable land use. When she found herself living in a densely populated city, she took a job in a community garden as a survival strategy and that was that. She’s since co-created the gardening programme at Room to Heal for survivors of torture with Mary Raphaely, and co-ran Culpeper Community Garden, described as social and therapeutic horticulture at its best. Martha has travelled to the US and Japan to learn about creating garden spaces to benefit people and cities. She’s a certified plant geek and currently works with Urban Roots, Maryhill Integration Network and The Bowling Green, Pollokshields.

Glasgow Seed School is a slow season of free workshops, talks and events. It aims to nurture seed stewardship and help growers build climate, food and community resilience. It is organised by Glasgow Seed Library, in collaboration with friends and partner organisations across the city.

Event Collection

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


The Bowling Green, 49 McCulloch St, Glasgow G41 1SU




Session 1 10.30am - 12noon
Session 2 1.00pm - 2.30pm


10+ Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available