GROW Place Ireland | Citizen Sensing in Community Gardens

oliver moore
May 14, 2018 · 4 min read
Joanne Butler of OURganic gardens

What are Community Gardens?

The popularity of community gardens — areas of land collectively managed by a group of people — has grown rapidly in recent years. These locations are fertile grounds for much more than just food production.

Community Gardens in Ireland and the GROW Observatory

Community Gardens Ireland or CG Ireland for short, is a support network, to promote the work of new and existing community gardens throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Their aim is to facilitate food growing while empowering local people, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, to strengthen their communities.

Joanne Butler (right) with Tansey Watson (left) at the Electric Picnic Music Festival
Community Gardens Ireland travel to the Electric Picnic with Cultivate each year, where they co-create the GLobal Green area. Here’s a short video from 2015

GROW Observatory Stories

GROW Food. GROW Soil. GROW Science.

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Food, farming, organics, environment: column @IrishExaminer; Communications arc2020.eu; PhD sociology; UCC's Cntr for Co-op Studies; Views mine RT not support!

GROW Observatory Stories

GROW Food. GROW Soil. GROW Science.