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Focus on Gleann na Bearu Community Garden

Focus on Gleann na Bearu Community Garden, Co Carlow

Gleann na Bearu Community Garden is young in community gardening terms having only been around since the spring of 2015. We’ve achieved a lot already. The small garden is located within the enclosed walls of a community centre in the heart of a Bagenalstown housing estate. The community garden attracts around a dozen people with […]

Creating community garden networks in Ireland

Creating County Community Garden Networks Across Ireland

Two or three times a year people involved with social community gardens from around the country meet up to network, chat and learn from one another. The get-togethers are free, anyone interested in social community gardening is welcome and we often share a potluck lunch; no better way to relax and form friendships than sharing […]

Peace and Diversity in Community Gardens

Peace, Diversity & Networking in Belfast ~ Registration Open

Peace and Diversity in Community Gardens Registration is now open for the Peace and Diversity symposium and networking event being held in collaboration with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens on Saturday, 14th May 2016. This is a Free event with lunch included so registration is essential. We hope to see you there […]

Spring is in the air at OURganic Gardens

In Focus: OURganic Gardens, Donegal

Spring is in the air at OURganic Gardens! The following article is from Joanne Butler of OURganic gardens. Joanne is a horticultural tutor who is working with seven community gardens in Donegal (yes 7!). Joanne is self-employed and works mostly through community groups and other organisations funded by the Education Training Board. OURganic Gardens was created as a central […]

In Focus: Moy Hill Community Garden, County Clare

In Focus: Moy Hill Community Garden, County Clare

When you plant a tiny seed and cover it with earth, you never know just how big it will grow. The same thing happened to The Moy Hill Community Garden. A couple of years ago, a kind man generously gave us a small patch of land just outside of Lahinch in County Clare. It was […]