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Make a Plastic Bottle Coldframe for CGN and Bloom ’13


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

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.



Beginner’s Organic Horticulture Course – 10 weeks from 17th April

Kevin discusses weeds & weed control

Kevin discusses weeds & weed control

10 weeks – Wednesdays 17th April to 19th June ’13 – 10am to 11.30am

at the Heritage Community Garden, Bloomfield Avenue, Dublin 4

€150 for entire course (€120 early bird price booked before March 31st)

  • Grow your own food from seed to plate
  • Learn how to establish and maintain a productive and beautiful organic
  • garden
  • Hands on experience in the garden while learning
  • Have fun and save money by growing your own food.
10 participants maximum
Planting in rows

Planting in rows


  • Planning your Garden
  • Seed propagation, Indoor & Outdoor
  • Propagation of cuttings and divisions
  • Potting up, transplanting & planting
  • Planting in containers & window boxes
  • Pest and weed control
  • Composting systems and soil preparation
  • Organic fertilizers
  • Develop a Square Meter Garden and borders
  • Garden Maintenance


Kevin Corr and Jean Burtchaell – Head Gardeners at the Heritage Garden


To book or for more info please contact:
Jean on 083 1007042 or jeanclara77@gmail.com

This is an ideal opportunity to kickstart growing your own veg organically with two experienced and well qualified horticulturists in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Heritage Community Garden. Early booking is recommended as last year’s course proved very popular.