Tag Archives: organic vegetables

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring urban growing time

22 Apr

red frills mustard flowering

Time is flying and almost a year passed since last spring when I’ve got involved into urban growing in NCAD garden. The derelict site changed a great deal since I arrived and now it is ready to become an Organic Market Garden. What people can’t really see is huge amount of compost and organic matter which […]