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Great progress is being made in short time by the West Cork community garden crew.

After the first weekend of digging 10 lazy beds are complete.

The project will run fortnightly, the next day being Mar 28th 11am .

The aim is to make growing skills and organic food available to the unemployed, but it is open to all.

Materials were collected  for the compost making, a big pile of bracken ideal for adding carbon and minerals to the pile. At the end of the day the first outdoor crop (Parsnips) were planted , and  the day finished  with lots of people hanging on and socialising.

For more detail see the Wesk Cork Community Garden blog

http://corkfoodweb.ning.com/group/gardeningcourse?xg_source=activity

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All our wishes have come true, GreenFriends Dublin finally have a plot they can call home.

Its been a rather long wait with a few false starts, but we now have a small allotment in Crumlin.

Pearse College Clogher road are providing approximatley 100 allotments of 8x10M at a yearly rent of €200.

There was a very good turnout to signup for the allotments, and it currently looks like demand will exceed supply.

There are plans in the pipeline to provide more allotments at this site, contact Pearse College for more details.

The college have provided 2 water taps, and some storage containers, which may double as a tea-room eventually.

We made a start on Sat morning 6th Mar , with the plan of making Lazy beds. There was lots of friendly banter between the new allotment holders, many of whom ( like us )  were first time vegetable growers.  There was a refreshing mix of sunshine and hard work.

A few more hours digging on Sun 7th, and we now have four “Lazy beds”. Each measures approx 1M x 3M. This covers 1/2 of the site. The work went surprisingly smoothly overall, and we finished off the day by planting a few flowers.

If you are interested in finding out more  please contact greenfriends.irl@gmail.com

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