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Get growing at St Conal’s

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Would you like the opportunity to grow your own vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers ? If so then the community gardens at St Conal’s Letterkenny is the place to become the modern day good-lifer !

Since its inception in 2010 the garden has grown into a natural , sustainable and healthy community. The garden which holds over forty outdoor plots alongside four polytunnels, fruit picking orchards and an indoor gazebo is now accepting names from individuals for the 2014 growing season plot spaces.

Alongside your plot space this year you will have the opportunity to get involved in tutored garden time and also some competitive growing! Community gardener Joanne Butler will be on hand one day a week to offer assistance and advice to all growers at St Conal’s.

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“Next year we will start a seed sharing and saving scheme along with a possible box scheme being launched at the garden,” Ms Butler said.
One of the community groups involved in the garden this year is Cara House who are finishing up a very successful garden course there where participants not only learned practical horticulture but also built a pallet garden, had a go at pumpkin carving and made Christmas pots to go on sale in a few weeks time.

Chairperson of the gardens Ann Wilkilson said “increasing consumer interest in where our food comes from, combined with concerns about air miles, GM foods and sustainability, has led to a community garden renaissance here in which I firmly believe is growing by the year, so if you would like to get growing with outdoor exercise and relaxation then come on and get involved in the community gardens at St Conal’s. Plot spaces are limited so call Ann on 086 8591619 for more information.

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