Welcome to Dublin Community Growers

GREETING ALL.

Dublin Community Growers are proud to announce some upcoming events for your diary.

DATE. 30th November 2019.

TIME. 12-00 to 15-00 pm.

WHERE. Blarney Park Community Garden. 

CONTACT. mmay@hea.ie

Blarney Park Community Garden will hold an OPEN DAY Saturday 30th November 2019.

Admission is FREE and all are very welcome.

Light refreshments will be served.

Enjoy a tour of the garden.

Sample some homemade Apple juice and see how it is made.

An experience not to be missed.

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DATE. 8th December 2019.

TIME. 11-00 to 1-00 pm.

WHERE. Green Kitchen Cafe, Walkinstown.

CONTACT. mmay@hea.ie

Dublin Community Growers in Association with “WALK ” are pleased to announce an exciting Christmas Wreath Making Workshop.

Nothing says “Christmas is almost here” quite like creating your very own stylish HOMEMADE Christmas Wreath using natural materials. All materials will be supplied. But you may want to bring along your own greenery, Holly, Lavender, Rosemary, etc.

What could be more rewarding at Christmas than to see a large wreath on your front door? A beautiful garland on your mantlepiece or an elegant centerpiece for your table. All made with your own hands.

You will create your own unique stylish display that will surpass anything you can buy anywhere. Places on this workshop are limited and are likely to be snapped up quickly. So please book early to avoid disappointment. 

This is a FREE workshop. All bookings to Mary May   mmay@hea.ie

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The Annual General Meeting of the Dublin Community Growers will take place in late February of next year 2020. Date and Venue will be confirmed it our next bulletin.

On behalf of the Committee of the DCG, I would like to wish all the Community Gardens and Allotments and Recipients,

A Very Happy Christmas and a very prosperous growing season in the New Year. 

The 2019 Dublin Community Growers (DCG) “Food-Cycle Event” took place on the morning of Saturday 29th June 2019. Further details can be found here.

Join the cycle along the way.

Food Cycle 2019



Why should you get involved in a community garden?  There are numerous reasons but we will give you just two.  One; you will be producing organic fruit and vegetables for your  family to eat.  Remember that a healthy diet, low in fat and salt and high in fruit and vegetables is a significant factor in reducing the risk of heart disease.

Two; community gardens in Dublin produce lots of organic vegetables which are grown right on our doorsteps;  this also means that such gardens are helping to save the planet by reducing our carbon footprint.

You can join a community garden free of charge.   All you are asked to give is your time, a couple of hours a week, in return you get access to fresh vegetables, and the company of like minded individuals. With over 46 community gardens in Dublin to choose from it has never been easier to join.   Information on the gardens is available on our website at www.dcg.ie

Dublin Community Growers is a network of community gardeners who meet monthly within central Dublin. An open group, we meet to discuss community gardening projects, and the issues faced by these projects. Dublin Community Growers also organise events to promote community gardens as amenities to be valued. The core ethos of Dublin Community Growers is represented by social inclusion, and environmental responsibility. Dublin Community Growers support organic principles and animal welfare.

“Planting a garden isn’t just about growing veggies. It’s about cultivating the seeds that grow strong communities” Jairo Javier, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago


 


For a vibrant green Dublin and a healthy garden movement.   Changing the city one root at a time.

Dublin Community Growers is a network of community gardeners who meet monthly within central Dublin. An open group, they meet to discuss community gardening projects, and the issues faced by these projects. Dublin Community Growers also organise events to promote community gardens as amenities to be valued. The core ethos of Dublin Community Growers is represented by social inclusion, and environmental responsibility.
Dublin Community Growers support organic principles and animal welfare.

Benefits of Community Gardening

  1. Improves the quality of life for people in the garden.
  2. Provides a catalyst for neighbourhood and community development.
  3. Stimulates Social Interaction.
  4. Encourages Self-Reliance.
  5. Beautifies Neighbourhoods.
  6. Produces Nutritious Food.
  7. Reduces Family Food Budgets.
  8. Conserves Resources.
  9. Reduces Crime.
  10. Preserves Green Space.
  11. Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education.
  12. Creates income opportunities and economic development.
  13. Reduces city heat from streets and car parking areas.
  14. Provides opportunities for inter-generational and cross-cultural connections.


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