Tag Archives: organic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guerilla Gardener

28 Apr

Guerilla Gardener

Guerilla Gardener from South Los Angeles Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” “Growing your food […]

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 […]

Charles Dowding’s NoDig Garden

3 Oct

growers

No Dig Market Garden course with Charles Dowding is over. My head is overflowing with new knowledge and new ideas. I enjoyed hospitality and great food from grown by Charles and prepared by Steph. Charles is growing organic food for about 30 years. Most of this time he is developing a No-dig approach to farming. […]

Urban Organic Farm Dublin

31 Jul

no-dig raised beds

This is Urban Organic Farm Dublin. At the moment it is still under construction and no-dig method of organic farming is being followed. We are getting ready to open the garden for people interested to get involved. Creating an Urban Organic Farm in Dublin centre is not an easy job. A lot of creatures are […]

Urban Farming

20 Jun

I was quiet on the web in last few months and time has come to catch up. The reason behind neglecting my blog is Urban Farming. I had who was asked to start growing organic vegetables for NCAD college canteen. I became a organic grower and I just cant stop. The site is just two […]

Irrigation system renovation

4 Jan

During Christmas I experience hospitality of Portuguese people and I have to say food and wine was excellent. Big thanks to Isabel, her parents and friends for having me at the table. After two days of traditional overeating it was time to do some work and burn that Christmas fat. After the cows are gone from the farm there is a […]