Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Winter Chores

Planting some some sommer flower plants.
The last of the wood mulch.

Mulching the walk ways.
Hi all,
Just a few lines to let you all know that there is still some Winter chores still going on .

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dublin Food Growing Meeting

The next full gathering of Dublin Food Growing will take place from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday November 9th, 2008 at the Cultivate Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin.

It has been a while since there has been a full gathering of people interested in Dublin Food Growing and it would be good to get more people involved.

The first half of the meeting will include short presentations and discussions about the various projects and plans, to bring everyone up to speed with what has been going on in Dublin Food Growing. These presentations will include:
- intro to Dublin Food Growing
- website development
- allotment campaign
- backyard sharing
- National Community Garden Network
- feasibility study
- Farmleigh Allotments proposal and follow-up
- research/educational gardens
- etc.

For the second half of the
meeting will be breaking up into smaller groups to have more focused discussions about key areas:
- website (have a look at the new website if you get a chance - it is still under development)
- allotment campaign
- fund raising
- education
- other

Everyone who is interested in more food being grown in Dublin is welcome to come along. Please tell anyone that you think might be interested.

For more information go to email

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Seed Saving Wednesday

Regular Gardening will be on Wednesday from 3pm for those that can't make Saturdays. Dot and myself (Seoidin) gardened today, we did a lot of weeding around the spinach and strawberries. We collected seeds off the Nasturcians. This is the first year that we have started seed saving in our garden, which is exciting. Beans and peas are drying in the shed and Willie printed and designed seed packets for the garden. Sister Timothy and Sister Deepthy called to say hi and had a tour of the garden.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Winter veg,Onions,Garlic,Shallots in raised bed.
Nice close view of var.vinca,cotoneaster.

Hi again,

Some more photos for Oct.19 08.

Spring Bulbs/Winter Veg.

Bulbs been planted.
Bulbs been planted beside pond.
Arrival of the good stuff on Sunday morning 19 Oct.08
Wood mulch & manure
Mushroom growing up from the wood mulch.

Hi all,
I have planted Spring bulbs (Daffs) all along where the sunflowers where beside pond see photos attached.Manure has arrived from Lorraine to-day Sunday 19 Oct 08.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Oct 4 08 community garden

Some photos of the garden getting ready for its Winter season.

Crab apple tree showing fruits.
Lots of weeding and taken out of plants that have gone over.
One of the beds nearly finished.
Seed saving envelopes for our seeds from the garden.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

4 October meeting

Bruce Darrell from Dublin Food Growing will be meeting us in the garden on Saturday 4 October at 2pm. All welcome!
We will be in the garden from 1pm harvesting and seed saving so feel free to join us.

Monday, July 14, 2008

RTE News Feature The Garden

The South Circular Road Garden was featured on RTE One's six ones news this evening

see: Community Gardening Taking Root

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

sat 5 July

How it looks on the plot.

Label made from scrap flooring material.

Viewing progress.

Spuds for the pot.

Spud named "Desiree"

Plan of action

On Sat. 5 July 08 Compost heap was turned and a new section was created to accommodate new organic waste.Spuds section was taken up with one section left and another veg. that need to be taken out as some of the veg. was going over. .Lots of weeding was done and general maintance carried out.
Best to all
Willie B.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art intervention in the garden: The Fog

Fog is a participatory artistic intervention work intended to be developed in the landscape. The large fog banks that move across the landscape are the actual starting point of this project. The artist, Marta Fernández Calvo, has created a "portable fog kit" from different photographs of fog taken in Dolomitas (Italy). The Fog was in the garden on the 26 June 2008.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Community meeting 27 May

We hosted a meeting on the 27 May on 'Healthy food for Dublin 8'. We initially met in the Parish Centre in Rialto where Annie had prepared a delicious beetroot salad. Everyone who attended received a couple of sunflowers from our last years seed harvest. We then walked up to the Garden where Willie gave a compost workshop and we all shared food growing tips and advice.

The Grass Roots Gathering workshop

On Sunday we did a workshop on the story of Dolphins Barn Community garden during the Grass Roots Gathering see

Saturday, June 7, 2008

sat June 7 08

Mulch just arrived.
Mulch around sunflowers
Compost bin been turned,just look at how good it is ?
Close up of compost.

Mulch around the herbs section.

Best Willie B.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Picnic on Saturday 10 May

Adrian, Willie, David, Carolina and baby Celeste take a rest in the Garden on Saturday to enjoy the bring and share picnic, while Kevin plants out the beans. We created the fourth bed, that will be used in a four bed crop rotation and planted out some of the seedlings. Beans, Peas and celery were planted. We have created a shared watering roster for during the week as all this glorious sunshine means thirsty plants.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008


Willie, Ralph, Ciaran and Seoidin take cover from the hale outside. We planted, beetroot, potatoes carrots and sunflowers today. Other gardeners took seeds home to begin planting on there window sills at home.


Ciaran and David turn the compost. We have plans to create a local compost project so the wider community can contribute their compost to the garden.

The rain came down

The rain came down so we moved to our local pub Lowes to continue discussion over a large pot of tea.

April 12 2008

We met in the Garden on Saturday to organise and discuss issues around the community garden. There was a good turn out and lots of enthusiasm.

Monday, January 21, 2008

January 2008

Gardening for the next few weeks is on Saturdays at 12 pm. All are welcome. Here is a map so you can find it . . its on the corner of South Circular Rd and Place avenue in Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8.

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.