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Fare Ireland @ Culture Night

20 Sep

Fare Ireland @ Culture Night Documentary Screening on 22 Sep 2017 at 1900 in Dublin Food Coop, Newmarket square, D8 This will be followed by Q&A session from the makers. I got involved in Fare Ireland project trough my voluntary work in NCAD Community garden. I am there almost from the start and it is […]

Humanure

12 Feb

Humanure is simply composted shit as described by Joseph Jenkins. ‘Surely there is a better way than to defecate into clean, treated water and then ‘clean it again using chemicals and vast quantities of energy? If we had to clean our own drinking water at home, I’m certain that we would not flush our toilet into it!’ […]

Perennial Plate

7 Feb

It was a pleasure to have Chef and Activist, Daniel Klein and Filmmaker Mirra Fine (The Perennial Plate) documenting the NCAD Community Garden’s main man Tony Lowth. Our Mountain from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo. The Perennial Plate is a two-time James Beard Award winning online weekly documentary series dedicated to socially responsible and adventurous eating. […]

Arrifana Pines Cob Oven

25 Aug

ben the four legged helper

Arrifana pines 20/8/2016 Cob oven building workshop. I was invited to Algarve to help building a cob oven. My friend Paddy finally found his place in Europe after traveling along the Atlantic coast in his camper van. I am happy that his dream final came true and he is a proud owner of a beautiful […]

Copper tools

21 Apr

Inspired by research of Victor Schauberger I am avoiding of using steel tools when planting. In his book  The Fertile Earth – Nature’s Energies in Agriculture, Soil Fertilisation and Forestry: Volume 3 Eco-Technology Series he proved that in contrast with iron and steel, the most common metals used to produce garden tools, copper has a beneficial […]

Why make compost?

4 Feb

Why make compost? We need to look into nature and have critical look on our trow-away society. Nature achieved its amazing productivity by interaction of thousands of species and recycling resources. Common sense brings us to a simple solution. Nature knows best so we just need to comprehend and copy. Use of artificial fertilizers is […]

Dublin Made Me Market

29 Oct

tony lowth guerilla composter

Dublin Made Me Market featuring Tony Lowth speaking on the sunday market about the story of NCAD garden

How do community gardens grow?

7 Oct

seaview

Taken from http://thefumballystables.ie without asking, but with best intentions… How do you setup and run a community garden? Hear about the lessons learned from two inspiring community garden projects: one in Dublin city centre and the other in rural Co. Clare. We will start with a talking tour of the NCAD Community Garden on Thomas Street, […]

Moy Hill Community Garden

26 Aug

Creative pots for lettuces

This weekend it has been 2 years since we started to clear the brambles from Moy Hill Community Garden. When we started it was completely overgrown with them together with couch grass and other weeds. It was a nice surprise when we discovered an old well in the bushes with beautiful water. That was the […]

Botanical Gardens Dublin

13 Aug

companion planting

One of the hidden gems of Dublin are Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin. I got some exercise for my lunch break and cycled to Glasnevin to enjoy the Botanical Gardens Dublin in full bloom. “The gardens were founded in 1795 by the Dublin Society (later the Royal Dublin Society) and they have grown to hold 20,000 […]