Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cycle day 13 June 09

We had a cycle day on Saturday last,it was a glorious day Sun shinning and people in a happy mood .We met at the Garden of Remembrance all 25 or so of us would be cyclist ready to go on this sunny day.The object was to visit some of the community gardens around the city of Dublin.First stop was the Sitric garden on Stric rd. then on to Bridgefoot st.finishing off in South Circular Community garden.Last but not least a picnic in Dartmouth Sq. garden for some chat and some eating of garden products i.e. Scallots,Salads,Herbs.Please see photo`s of the days visits.

Dartmount Sq. Taking in the Sun ray`s and just enjoying ourselves
S.C.R. Community front of garden.
S.C.R. Enjoying the talk and having a look around the garden.
Dartmount Sq. Last port of call.
S.C.R. from a another angle.
Sitric rd. Plant supports.
Sitric rd. Notice board outside garden with local information.
Sitric rd. Using rain water with water plants
Sitric rd.Get`s lots of Sun.
Sitric rd.All eager to see the garden
Bridgefoot St. One of the committee given a talk on the garden.
Waste not want not in Bridgefoot St.
Raised beds ,some of the different plants in growth.Bridgefoot St.
Bridgefoot St. Use of netting to keep of unwelcome guest.
Bridgefoot st. still space left to be used.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Bloom & SCR community garden

Community garden from Greystones & Kilcool area using their banner to get the public interest at Bloom Garden show 2009.
Fresh batch of woodchips.

Dwarf beans planted among the Onions & Garlic.

Good use of netting to keep pigeon's away from cabbages.
Weather has been very good for the last week,lots of watering to keep plants in good condition during the growing season.Keep up the great work.
Willie B. ;>)

Art Workshops for children

Here are some art activities for children inspired by our community garden.

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.