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Archive for the ‘Allotment news from Ireland.’ Category
Good news for Kells with 40 allotments expected to be available to the areas residents this year.
For a country that promotes itself as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has been found badly wanting where the provision of allotments are concerned. This is very apparent when we consider what small quantities of plots our city and county councils throughout the land provide.
When I think back, allotments always seemed to me to be a typically English pursuit. I always pictured a Jack Duckworth type character from Manchester’s Coronation Street using his allotment for the dual purposes of cultivating cabbages, whilst enjoying some quality time away from his wife Vera. However, my thoughts have changed in past years as I have seen an upsurge of interest in allotment growing right here in Ireland.
Athenry Environmental Network Allotment Open Day Saturday October 3rd 2pm to 3pm - Athenry
Gortbrack organic farm (Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co. Kerry) is hosting a weekend course on “An introduction to permaculture and how to plant a forest garden” with Graham Strouts (Kinsale permaculture course tutor) on sat 8th & sun 9th august.
Nature-Friendly Gardening and Growing for the Kitchen is the name of a one Day course which is being held on 8th August 2009. It takes place on a smallholding near Kiltegan in West Wicklow, 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.