Author: Dee Sewell

Community Gardens Ireland ~ Supporting Community Gardening in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Proposed Planning & Development Bill 2023

Help Needed for Proposed Planning & Development Bill 2023 Earlier this week we became aware of changes proposed in the proposed Planning & Development Bill. The Bill, as it currently stands, would do the following:  If passed under the current wording, the Bill will mean that all current 2500 allotments and community gardens provided by […]

Community Gardens Ireland 2022 End of Year Update

It has been another busy 12 months at Community Gardens Ireland! We are all volunteers and have decided to put together a brief report detailing exactly what our committee have been up to. Supporting new and existing gardens A lot of queries we receive are in relation to the setting up of new gardens, support […]

Grow Your Own Food Not Emissions

At an all-island meeting of community growers in Carlow on Saturday 5th November 2022, attendees heard of the role growing your own food performs to help residents adapt to climate change and reduce biodiversity loss. All-Island Community Gardening Gathering The event, organised by Community Gardens Ireland and Social Farms & Gardens Northern Ireland, took place in […]

Mud Island Community Garden

We need your help for upcoming meeting with Government Ministers!

In recent months Community Gardens Ireland presented to an Oireachtas Committee on the huge benefits that come from community growing spaces in Ireland, and how changes are needed to help more communities in Ireland grow their own produce.  In September we will be meeting with Minister Peter Burke and Minister Malcolm Noonan about this. We will […]

Community Gardens Ireland – Let’s Get Growing!

There is no country-wide policy in place to increase the number of allotments & community gardens. Here’s our submission for support.