Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Community Gardening Projects
Since the beginning of September, Mairtin and I have been back working on our community garden projects in Newbridge and Allenwood. The men's group in the Newbridge Family Resource centre have this autumn started into doing FETAC Level 3 horticulture, we're keeping the vegetable patch going, planting it up for winter with onions, garlic, spelt, green manures and some spring cabbages! We're hoping to expand this autumn and get some money for a polytunnel and expand the vegetable patch, and maybe even get an orchard and woodland in, fingers crossed! Over in Allenwood, Mairtin is doing the locally devised module, developed by the lads in KEEP in Kerry, it's called 'Local Organic Food', so they're sprouting seeds, storing vegetables and putting together a local cook book, I'm continuing on with a new FETAC Level 3 group, who are lovely, and we're working away doing a bit of seedsaving, harvesting and crops for the winter!
Electric Picnic - Living Willow!
Ok! Very lazy this autumn on keeping the news flowing! Big project of the summer was Lucy working on the Electric Picnic, along with Cathy Eastman from KEEP, the girls oversaw the willow fence crew in the Body and Soul area, where they built some unusual fences, one based on the double helix, and another was a bit more Alice in Wonderland! We did the main enterance to the Body and Soul and the entrance to the Zen garden, I got to work on a giant dream catcher for a new entrance into the Body and Soul which was very exciting, and it has to be said looked pretty deadly when it was up!