Palmerstown Community Allotment

 

Established in 2014, this was an inter-generational project that brought young and old together to grow fruit and vegetables.

 

It consisted of 8 raised beds which were used by the local community providing a space where ideas and experiences were shared in this tranquil oasis just minutes from Dublin city.

 

It was designed and managed by Hazel Proctor during 2014-2015.

 

If you are looking for advice on establishing something similar feel free to get in touch.

Digging gets underway

Happy volunteers after a hard days work.

Raised beds complete.

Donations from the gardeners in Stewarts Hospital.

The beds are filling out nicely.

Raspberries we inherited from the last tenant.

Nasturium add a nice burst of colour to the plot.

Gherkins everywhere!

Can't beat fresh peas.

Radishes ready in weeks.

Lovely mix of produce.

The official opening of the community allotment.

Before and After!

With the help from a fantastic group of local volunteers the community allotment was transformed from a static design on paper to a living, growing reality.

 

The allotment was officially opened by the Mayor of South County Dublin, Fintan Warfield on September 20th 2014. This brought together all walks of life and is a continued success today.

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