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garden awakening

16 Mar

Mary Reynolds (The Garden Awakening) Last year, around this time, I was getting ready to start the Ogi apprentship in Nurney Farm, in Carbury (co. Kildare). During the botanical art exhibition in Claregalway in June I bought the Garden Awakening and I couldn’t stop reading it. Martin and I started to dream about our future […]

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. […]

An introduction to Organic Growing Experience

3 Feb

Hello world This website has been a little bit out of date for good few months for very good reasons. Nonetheless I thought I should introduce myself for a tiny bit so that you all don’t get confused. I am Giulia, I love nature and natural way of living, I am mainly an artist, working […]

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

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 […]

Summer time growing

31 Jul

Best lettuce you ever taste

With a new job my time committed to the garden has been dramatically restricted for summer time growing. I am still finding time to come most days to look after the plants and keep the garden productive. Tony’s strategy is working well and we are fulfilling his vision of making the garden 4 times as […]

Building Urban Garden

23 Dec

Building Urban Garden is not an easy task. It is now about 7 months since I have got involved into NCAD garden. The site changed a great deal since I arrived. What people can’t really see is huge amount of compost and organic matter which was carried in couple of wheelbarrows by volunteers. All this […]