Would you like to grow your own food without the expense and commitment of an allotment?
Do you want to learn how to grow food and flowers with a community of other people?
Do you have time to spare and interested in becoming involved with a Community Food Garden?
WE HAVE THE ANSWER FOR YOU. Sustainable Skerries in association with Fingal County Council and Skerries Tidy Towns have permission to create food growing garden near Skerries Mills.
If you are interested in becoming part of this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday 13th February
Being part of a Community food garden will provide you with an opportunity to meet new people, become more active, have access to fresh produce and learn how easy it is to grow food.
Skerries Guerrilla Gardeners, a committee of Skerries Community Association, are looking back on a busy year. They write:
We have been working with the parents and staff in the local schools to create outdoor learning areas.
Skerries Educate Together parents & guerrilla gardeners
In Skerries Educate Together NS the hard landscaping and structures funded by the Percent for Art scheme are completed. Parents and children are now installing mulch-lined pathways, raised beds and a planting scheme. When this is finalised in early 2015, the school will have a wonderful new space in a beautiful setting. The funding from a Local Agenda 21 grant will enable the purchase of plants and other supplies which cannot be sourced or supplied through voluntary effort.
Building work at St Patrick’s Junior will also lead to a changed layout for the school garden. Despite this, every child has been involved in making bird feeders, fat balls and ‘leaf’ collections. Each class has looked at the diversity of plants within its grounds, and the children have been planting a wide range to attract different species of butterflies and bees.
As we look forward to 2015 we are hoping to build on previous successes (and failures!) and would love to hear from anyone who is willing to volunteer a couple of hours a month.
Contact: Michael McKenna – email@example.com
More of the action at Skerries Educate Together