Category: Reflections

The Importance of School Gardens as a Community

The Importance of a School Garden as a Community

“Nature inspires creativity in a child by demanding visualisation and the full use of senses…In nature a child finds freedom, fantasy and privacy…” Richard Luv, ‘Last Child in the Woods’ My first memory of gardening as a child was accompanying my grandfather to his allotment in the North of England every weekend. I loved helping […]

Global Green at Electric Picnic – A Newbie’s Perspective

Electric Picnic – Early Years I have fond (and seemingly now increasingly distant!) memories of Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival – having attended the first four iterations of this mammoth event – well, mammoth by Irish standards, anyway! Those days were wild and hedonistic; a blur of amazing performances, making instant friendships with random […]

East Clare Co-op at Electric Picnic

Reflections: Electric Picnic 2015

The Community Garden Network volunteered to help coordinate a pop-up Community & Farm Garden in Global Green at the 2015 Electric Picnic. While we were there we met some inspirational groups and community gardeners from around the island who are now much more aware of the Network and each other. Dee Sewell of Greenside Up […]