Make a plastic bottle coldframe for the Community Garden Network garden at Bloom 2013 – A workshop at The Heritage Community Garden.
Sunday 26th of May – 11am to 3pm. Free. With Sandra Austin.
Upcycled plastic bottles
The Community Garden Network will have a small (2m x 3m) ‘postcard’ garden at Bloom 2013, and we need YOUR help to make one of the integral items for the garden – a coldframe made from recycled wood and plastic bottles.
Our postcard garden is called “All Part of the Pattern”, and will be “a garden reflecting the ideals and focus of community gardening in Ireland – social inclusion, improved nutrition, building community, sharing skills and knowledge. We are all – however different – part of the pattern of our community.”
A focal point of the garden will be a cold frame made from recycled wood and plastic bottles – “as well as being conscious of environmental issues, most community gardeners need to be inventive, as they’re working with limited resources”
Please come along and help to make the coldframe on Sunday, 26th May, at 11am in The Heritage Garden, Donnybrook.
P.S. We’ll need lots of plastic bottles, so please bring along any 500ml bottles (like the ones below) you might have.
Here is an album of photos from the various events and snapshots over about a year at the Heritage Community Garden. We hope you enjoy them. As you can see, in a short space of time the garden has become a thriving community around it.
The polytunnel and raised beds are in, the trees have been properly pruned for the spring for the first time in decades and plans are afoot to refurbish the shed using sustainable hemp lime materials into a cosy community gathering & workshop space and café.
We intend having a cycle repair & maintenance hub in one of the sheds and are talking to potential partners about setting that up. Many local community and sustainable organisations are talking to us with a view to partnering to provide FETAC training in organic horticulture plus many workshops on sustainable techniques such as hemp lime building, compost tea, herb spirals, living willow fencing, growing & preparing herbs, Homeopathy in the Garden and more.
Kevin discusses weeds & weed control
Planting in rows