3rd Annual Online Gathering of Community Growers, 2nd March

Posted on: 03/02/2024

On Saturday 2nd March 2024 at 11am, Community Gardens Ireland and Social Farms and Gardens Northern Ireland are organising our 3rd annual online gathering of community growers!

This is always an incredibly popular event and is the largest online event for anyone interested in allotments, community gardens and community growing across the island of Ireland.

The 2024 theme is Food Education!

The schedule for the event is as follows (to be updated as we confirm presenters):


11.00 Welcome from Social Farms & Gardens Northern Ireland and Community Gardens Ireland

11.05 Hearing from Community Gardening Projects across Ireland, including speakers from education facilities across Ireland

  • Connacht: Cathríona McCarthy, Edible Landscape Project, Westport, Mayo
  • Leinster: Gary Clarke from Louth Urban Food Sanctuary
  • Munster: Kevin Byrne, Sarah O’Connell and Denise Lynch, teachers from St. Bernadette’s School in Cork
  • Ulster: Kathy McKnight from Holy Family Primary School in Omagh

11.45 Q&A

11:55 Presentation by Social Farms & Gardens Northern Ireland on implementation of Benchmark Standard for Community Growing & Allotment Provision / Right to Grow at Belfast City Council

12:05 Presentation by Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD with an update to the Community Gardens Bill 2023

12:15 Presentation by Hans Zomer & Global Action Plan

12:25 – 12:30 Questions

12:30 Group Discussion / Break Out Rooms

13:00 GATHERING FINISH – Start of Community Gardens Ireland AGM

13:30 – AGM Finish

For more details on this event, email us at info@cgireland.org.

Bookings are now open – get yours soon!

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