Category: Events

Greenpeace, The Waiting List, and Ireland’s Local Authorities

Last month, Greenpeace published a brilliant video which demonstrated the amount of people on a waiting list for an allotment in the UK. Over 174,000 people are on a waiting list for an allotment in the UK, which is just under the population of the cities Limerick and Galway combined. For England, there is a […]

Local Authority Climate Action Plans are being Reviewed – Allotments & Community Gardens

The Climate Action Plans for each local authorities are under review at present – these will be the plans used for climate action locally the next 5 years. This is incredibly important to contribute to. Community Gardens Ireland have performed a review of previous climate action plans / adaptations strategies and have found gaps in […]

National Allotments and Community Gardens Week – Review 2023!

A huge thank you to all the community groups all over the country who took part in the first ever National Allotments and Community Gardens Week 14th – 21st October 2023! It was an incredibly busy week and we were overjoyed to see so many community-led initiatives be highlighted over the week. Here are some […]

Community Gardens Ireland welcomes proposal to improve access to community gardens

In March 2022, Community Gardens Ireland presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Local Government & Heritage. Our presentation contained a number of proposals to increase the number of allotments and community gardens in Ireland which we summarised into our Let’s Get Growing report. The Let’s Get Growing report contained a review of legislation […]

Lord Mayor of Cork launches first ever National Allotments and Community Gardens Week!

On Saturday 14th October 2023, the Lord Mayor of Cork officially launched the inaugural National Allotments and Community Gardens Week at The Glen Community Garden in Cork City. Community Gardens Ireland, a volunteer national organisation who support community growers across the country, are the organisers behind Irelands first ever National Allotments and Community Gardens Week. Over […]