Events and news items for 2012 here.

Re-launch of ‘An Taisce Green Communities Programme 2012’

Membership is aimed at community groups that are engaged in environmental improvements, biodiversity enhancement and community development. As well as being able to access a range of action based training events, those groups that join will also be covered be An Taisce’s third party public liability insurance. Download itinerary of training events for 2012.

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‘Debut des Haricots’

This Tuesday July 3rd, 3pm, meeting at the Bandstand in Stephen’s Green.

Workshop/ discussion about ecological gardening, sustainability and the positive use of unused space. Hosted by Mathieu from Belgian project ‘Debut des Haricots’ (The Beginning of the Bean). The meeting will include an input from Mathieu on how their project began, will include discussion and will be followed by a visit to a local community garden.

This meeting is free and open to all so if you are interested please come along and please share this notice with others.

More information on Debut des Haricots below via web link:


Debut des Haricots began about seven years ago squatting unused spaces in Brussels to create community gardens – eventually they managed to get funding and opened an urban farm. They now have accreditation and enough funding to fully train four people on the farm over two years. All in all, their operation involves a handful of people, four being trained, are agroecological, and provide a set number of food boxes to 30+ households and have a kitchen unit that cooks their own produce for special events.



Food Cycle Dublin 2012:

The 2012 Dublin Community Growers (DCG) and Dublin Cycle Campaign (DCC) “Food-Cycle Event” is just around the corner, and will be setting off this year on Saturday 16th June 2012, to culminate in the Phoenix Park Walled Garden.


Route 1: North Dublin

Community Garden Meet Time Contact Person
Santry Walled Garden 11am Donna Cullen
Ballymun Muck n’ Magic 12.15pm John O’ Donoghue
Finglas Garden 1.30pm Sean Shanagher
Phoenix Park Walled Garden 2.45pm Colm Ryder


Route 2: Dublin City Centre

Mud Island Garden 11am Maeve Foreman
Summer Row Garden 12pm Mick Keigher
Serenity Garden 1pm Rob Moss
Sitric Road Garden 2pm Kaethe Burthe-O’ Dea
Phoenix Park Walled Garden 3pm Colm Ryder


Route 3: South Dublin

Pearse College Allottments 11am Willie Brennan
S.C.R.D Garden 12.15pm Bernard
Weaver Square Garden 1.30pm Gary Brady
Phoenix Park Walled Garden 2.45pm Colm Ryder


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poster advertising the Dublin Food Cycle

poster advertising the Dublin Food Cycle


Dublin Community Growers Forum 2012:

Date: 9th June

DCG and Dublin Co-op GIY will hold a joint seed and plant swap on June 9th at 11am at the Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket Square, D8.
This will be followed from 1pm to 3pm by a workshop titled ‘How to Start a Cooperative’ and from 3pm to 5pm by a workshop on ‘How to Start a Community Garden’. DCG have recieved funding from the Community Foundation to hold these workshops. To register for this free event please email dublincommunitygrowers@gmail.com or peadar.lynch@gmail.com


poster advertising the community growers workshops forum

poster advertising the community growers workshops day

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Heritage Walled Garden Open Day:

Gardening volunteers are invited to come along to the Heritage Walled Garden, at Avila, Donnybrook, on Sunday, April 22nd. This community garden has just started out and the plan is to erect a polytunnel on the day, so if you’d like to learn how to put up a polytunnel or want to support community garden, come along. The meitheal will run from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and fun and sunshine is expected! Sandwiches and tea will also be provided.

To get there:

Coming from city centre, follow signs for the N11.

From Merrion Square, turn left onto Baggot Street, then take right turn onto Pembroke Street Lower.

At Junction 45, continue forward onto Lower Leeson Street and then through lights onto Upper Leeson Street. Bear right onto Sussex Road (following signs for N11). Travel along Sussex Road.

At second set of traffic lights, take a right onto Bloomfield Avenue. There is a small road sign for the Royal Hospital, which is also on Bloomfield Avenue, on the left hand side of the road here.

Continue down the avenue for 50 metres. Avila is on the left. Take the second entrance into Avila and find parking. The Walled Garden is on the right.

For further information: Contact jacquelinekelleher@hotmail.com / 086-4095763

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Fundraising Pub Quiz for DCG on March 21st, 2012:

poster advertising DCG pub quiz