Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mailing List, Email, Actions from Minutes (June 16th) and Flyer

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Actions from Minutes (June 16th)....

Original Flyer (print as double-sided landscape)....==

A slightly late post about " Sustainability Week" in the Botanic Gardens (16th - 25th June)

We only found out about this yesterday...."During 'Sustainability Week' at the National Botanic Gardens....environmental care, recycling and general sustainability will be showcased for visitors".....Details Here
Kevin will have some flyers at a stand on Sunday 17th.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blackfly on the Artichokes

Apparently, artichokes are susceptible to blackfly aphids. Apparently soapy water gets rid of them (tips here). I'll leave a spray bottle (eg widowlene bottle) nearby the artichokes tomorrow for regular spraying. In a few weeks time we might also try the nettle fertiliser approach.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Garden vegetables kindly provided by the Dublin-Meath Growers Association.

At Bloom 2007 we were kindly allowed to take as much vegetables as we wanted from the 'Agraria' show garden (see image above). The batch includes include beans, peas, cabbages, potatoes, carrots, corn, beets, turnips, scallions, onions, pak choi, strawberries and a range of healthy and very aromatic herbs.

We are currently in the process of transplanting all this veg so please try and make any of the Tuesday (7pm), Thursday(7pm) or Saturday (3pm) sessions if at all possible. We also just installed a tap. An image of the transplanted veg will follow shortly......

Agraria was a conceptual display garden created for the Dublin-Meath Growers Association to demonstrate fruit and vegetable production in Dublin’s surrounding counties and to acknowledge the support received by local growers from Tesco Ireland.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Some Background to the Project

Over the last 6 months 20 local residents in the Dolphin's Barn/Rialto area of Dublin city have been involved in sourcing and imagining a new local community food garden. Seoidin O'Sullivan, a Community Artist in residence in Studio468, St Andrews Community Center, Rialto, invited the Canal Community Gardeners, a voluntary organisation to make use of her studio to discuss the potential for a legitimate community garden for the local area. ST Salvage kindly donated a temporary site for the project which is on the corner of South Circular Rd and Place Avenue, Dolphins Barn, D8. The Canal Community Gardeners are interested in sourcing and campaigning for allotments and green spaces within inner city Dublin. It is hoped that this garden will be a prototype for other community gardens in and around inner city Dublin. Community Gardens are places where people are able to grow food together, they provide a social space where neighbours are able to meet and plant and share in a collective activity.

South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project

The South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project started in April 2007. We have a derelict site on loan from ST Salvage Company that we have converted into a community food garden. This is a continuation of the initial successful Dolphins Barn Community squatted food garden that was on the canal from 2005 -2007.