Since October 2012 we have been working on the Transition Galway community garden, located on the grounds of Scoil Chroí Íosa (Presentation Primary School), on the Newcastle Road. It’s a nice wee plot, kindly offered by the school to our group. Together with the pupils, parents, teachers and members of the community we have been growing food and improving biodiversity. The group meet in the garden every Sunday from 2-5pm. Everyone welcome!
A photographic record of the garden can be found in our Facebook group: Galway’s Garden of Transition: https://www.facebook.com/groups/169844843098682/
Plan for Autumn/Winter…
…planted Carrots (Atomic Red and others), Curly Kale, Black Kale, Red Russian Kale, Onions (Red Baron and others), Potatoes (Mars Piers, Brittish Queens and others), salad leaves (Wild Rocket, Spinach, Mizuno, Lamb’s Lettuce and others), Nasturtiums, Marigolds, Willow, Black Currants, a Pear Tree, a Hazel Tree (planted by the mayor of Galway), Rhubarb, Lemon Balm, Mint, Sage, Rosemary, Dill, Brussels Sprouts, Wild Flowers (many types), Comfrey, Native Irish Hedging (from the 1 Million Trees scheme), Broccoli, Beetroot, Peas (summer and winter), Beans (Broad, Berlotti and more), Strawberries, Alpine Strawberries, Parsnips, Turnips, Green Manure (Red Clover, Celia and more), Mullein, Borage, Sunflowers, Corn, Oca, Spring Onions, Tomatoes and much, much more.
…foraged Dandelion roots and leaves, Chickweed, Fat Hen, Wild Sorrel, Nettles and Plantain.
…made 2 pallet benches, 4 herb spirals, a compost area, many decorations and a scarecrow.
…hosted a Street Feast.
…taught the kids a little gardening, a little yoga, a little holistic design, a little gaelige, lots of arty stuff and how to speak in a Donegal accent:)
If you are interested in volunteering please come along to the garden on Sunday (2-5pm).
We are always happy to see new people at the garden. We also have a Native Edible Forest Garden project that needs enthusiastic volunteers to take it to the next stage. If you are interested please contact us.