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 […]
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 Autumn Gathering @ Top of the City Community Garden, Waterford Saturday, 25th September 2021 This event is to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the idea of a community gardens network around the island of Ireland and was first muted at the GIY Harvest Festival in Waterford in 2011. Schedule: 11:00: Kick […]
CG Ireland Submission to The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands.
Proposal to Allocate Funds in 2021 Budget On Wednesday, 12th May, Donal McCormack and Maeve Foreman made a submission to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands. Many challenges affect Community Gardens today, like temporary licenses/agreements with the land providers (i.e. local authorities, private landowners) and lack of […]