An Taisce Green Communities No Dig Gardening Workshop

Joint Event
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Venue: 
Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.
Cost An Taisce Members: 
N/A
Cost Non Members: 
N/A

What: A talk about the benefits of the No Dig Growing method in an urban context, followed by a practical demonstration, and then a tour of the nearby NCAD Garden after lunch. When: Saturday 23rd of May 2015, 12 pm to 3 pm (approximately). Where: Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8.

Overview: The No Dig Gardening method utilises large quantities of compost and mulch on compacted and unfertile soil in order to grow produce. It is an ideal technique for urban growing as it can be combined with community composting projects to grow upon un-fertile and highly compacted brown field sites. Such un-dug beds can typically yield 5 % more than traditional tilled beds, and without all the effort. Furthermore the mycelia fungi within the soil, which deliver much of the plants required nutrients, are better preserved within no dig beds.

Tony Lowth will be delivering this Green Communities Workshop. Tony is a Community Gardener and Guerrilla Composter who has worked with No Dig Gardening Projects since 2007.

Bring suitable outdoor clothing! If you have any questions or wish to book a place then please contact Robert Moss on 01 4002212 or email rmoss@eeu.antaisce.org

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