Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's starting to take shape!!!

Our garden is starting to take shape!

Even with the awful weather the students of Teagasc struggled on and began building the fencing on our community garden. It looks fantastic!.

There will be some alterations to the plan needed as the council said the maintenance entrance was too small but that's only minor.

We will be meeting at 11am Saturday 19 Feb at our new garden!. This is just an informal meet up and we can plan then when to continue on with the wonderful work that was started!.

Take a look at our garden so far!

A huge thank you to Teagasc for their great work

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Newsflash: Community Foundation Grant

More great news!!!

The Broadmeadow Community Garden received a letter from the Community Foundation for Ireland stating that we have been awarded a grant for our garden.

The Community Foundation for Ireland seeks to inspire donors and support charities and community groups. Established in 2000 we have made grants on behalf of donors of over €6million, mostly in Ireland.

Things are looking good for our garden project.

Don't forget the meeting on Saturday!.

Sat 12 Feb 11am Applewood Village empty unit as usual.

We will be doing the following for the Garden:
- Writing a health and Safety Statement/ Assessment for fencing next Tuesday.
- Assessing materials needed and purchasing.
- Future planning.
- Grants

Please also return membership forms asap to Deirdre our treasurer with relevant fees.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Willow Hedge Making Workshop in Phibsborough

Event: Willow Hedge Making Workshop
When: From 12 noon, on Saturday 26th February.
Where: The Serenity Community Garden at Great Western Villas, Phibsborough,
Dublin 7.
Event Details:
A living willow fence will be planted around the perimeter of the Great Western Square and District Community Garden, which is located at the end of Great Western Villas. As well as providing a natural fence with leaves and foliage in summer, the planting of this willow fence by the Hedge Laying Association of Ireland will provide a workshop for gardeners, residents, and the unemployed. This free event will explain hedge planting and its history, willow usage and its ecology, and a more general introduction to ecological gardening and biodiversity.
Further Information: Robert Moss. Tel: 086 3579663 Email: