How do community gardens grow?

  • October 11, 2015
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How do you setup and run a community garden? Hear about the lessons learned from two inspiring community garden projects: one in Dublin city centre and the other in rural Co. Clare.

We will start with a talking tour of the NCAD Community Garden on Thomas Street, hosted by Rian Coulter and Fabian Strunden. There we will harvest some of the produce from the garden and all head over to the Fumbally Stables (a ten minute walk).

At the Stables, Matt Smith and Fergal Smith from Moy Hill Community Garden will talk from their perspective about what community is, how to succeed in keeping it going, and the lessons learned overcoming challenges in setting up Moy Hill.

Meanwhile a chef will work with what you have harvested from Thomas Street, along with some fresh veg from brought up from Moy Hill, to create a dish for everyone to share.

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Moy Hill Community Garden is a group of community volunteers that have created a non-profit project in the Moy Hill Community, close to Lehinch, in County Clare. We were donated 2 acres of land by a local hero for a field and community garden that are used for growing organic and native fruits and vegetables, as well as for planting a native tree orchard to preserve our Irish heritage .

We hold free workshops on growing, cooking, building and weekly community meals. 

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The NCAD Community Garden Farm was founded in January 2014 by the NCAD Students’ Union in partnership with community gardener Tony Lowth. The garden stretches from Thomas Street to Oliver Bond Street and is situated right next door to the college. This land was originally an empty, run down, unused site. However with a lot of hard work and creativity it has now been transformed into a wonderfully fruitful garden.

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PLEASE NOTE this event will begin in the NCAD community Garden on Thomas Street at 1pm which is accessed from Oliver Bond st and can be found here.

This is a free event however, if you feel like contributing to the series a donation of €5 – 10 (or whatever you feel) would be very welcome


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