Galway City has a number of community gardens and they play a valuable role in helping communities learn about food, nature and the environment. They are also important community spaces within the city.
After the winter break, the Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden will reopen this Saturday (February 18th) at 11 am. Volunteers are needed and they will be warmly welcomed! As is tradition in Balllinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden, teas/coffee/water and snacks will be provided to all attendees.
The organising committee of the garden, which is located behind Lus Leana on the Headford Road in the Terryland Forest Park, has ambitious plans for the year ahead ranging from a children’s Scarecrow Festival in April, to crafts workshops in the summer to the turning of the soil by a horse-drawn plough in the autumn. So they are asking people to join them in continuing to develop this local community and outdoor educational centre.For more information on community gardens in Galway City, check out www.letsgetgalwaygrowing.com.