Green Communities visit to the Millennium Community Garden, Coolmine, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Saturday, February 14, 2015
Venue: 
Millennium Community Garden, Coolmine, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Cost An Taisce Members: 
N/A

The first An Taisce Green Communities event for 2015 will be a visit to the Millennium Community Garden, Coolmine, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, on Saturday the 14th of February at 11 am.

This will involve a tour of the garden followed by lunch. The garden contains vegetable and fruit beds, poly-tunnel, water collection and storage, and an alternative energy site. After lunch we plan to have a pruning and propagation session. John Harrington of Fingal County Council has kindly agreed to give the demonstration on pruning apples, currants, gooseberries and a range of hybrid berries. There are plenty of plants so lots of opportunity to take home cuttings. People should bring their own secateurs if possible and wear warm clothes. John has been involved in the restoration of the Shakleton Gardens in Clonsilla, and will hopefully be able to explain some of the work being done to rescue these gardens. For more information see:

http://www.gazettegroup.com/news/e213k-in-funding-for-shackleton-gardens/

The garden is located in Millennium Park, beside Fingal County Council Offices, Blanchardstown. Any bus that takes you to Blanchardstown Shopping centre will leave you within a few minutes walk - Cross the road from the shopping centre towards Draiocht theatre and past the Council Offices, turn right and we'll have signs out from there.

Bus Stop No. 2960 Blanchardstown, Shopping Centre

Routes serving this stop: 220 Towards Ballymun (Shangan Rd.) 236 Towards Damastown 238 Towards Tyrrelstown 76a Towards Tallaght (The Square)

For more information on public transport servicing Blanchardstown Shopping Centre please see: www.dublinbus.ie

For more information about this event or to book a place then contact Robert Moss at: rmoss@eeu.antaisce.org

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