The Organic Centre Community Garden
Important update; Places for our community garden have now being filled. If you wish to go on a reserve list please contact us enclosing form attached and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grab this wonderful opportunity to be part of the Organic Centres Community Garden!
Would you like to learn more about organic growing and food? Then apply to join our community garden project. Places are limited and on a first come first served basis so fill out this short application here and send back to us on email@example.com as soon as you can to avoid dissapointment.
The Organic Centre Community Garden is a hands-on experience. Joining the group will help you to grow your own vegetables using organic methods, supported by one of our expert team at the Organic Centre. The Community garden group takes part Wednesday mornings at the site in Rossinver, and for a small membership fee of only 2 euro each week. We have lowered our price post covid and in response to the cost of living crisis. We believe that growing skills should be accessible for everyone.
You will receive loads of information, support and expert tuition from our gardening team.
Members grow a range of crops throughout the growing season and have access to both indoor and outdoor growing spaces. Weekly sessions focus on the everyday tasks that all gardeners face when growing from seed to harvest. The group is made up of people from all walks of life and members have a broad range of gardening experience; you don't have to be an expert to join and everyone is everybody is welcome. Its a great opportunity to meet new people or set a date with friends.
The group brings like-minded people together to work with nature, learning organic horticulture, better still, members get to take all the produce they have grown throughout the year home with them.
Members enjoy workshops on sowing seeds, soil care, taking cuttings, compost making and organic pest and disease control. The group meets from 10am – 1 pm each Wednesday and runs from March to October each year. Download and fill out the application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to us C/o The Organic Centre, Sraud, Rossinver, Co Leitrim. The places are on a first come first served basis.
Community Garden Testimonials
"My experience from being involved in the community garden has been a very positive one. I have learned so much about sowing seeds and the methods involved for a good harvest. I have learned a lot about disease and good hygiene to keep healthy plants. I have tried foods that I wouldn't have normally tried and it has been nice to work with lovely people".[/quote]
“Being a member of the community garden team at The Organic Centre is a wonderful experience as it allows you to get your hands in the soil. Together we learn where good food comes from.... This week we have grown potatoes and learnt about tree-grafting. We finished by harvesting some apples from the orchard. There’s always time for a cup of tea and a chat and I’ve met interesting people from around the world. In fact it’s becoming a real highlight of my week.”
Green Shoots Playgroup
Green Shoots Playgroup is at the Centre on Friday mornings 10-12. The group offers outdoor, nature based and messy play, and places are limited. Families wanting to join the group should contact Fiona on 086 0533700. If you are coming along remember to bring wellies, waterproofs, a towel and your own snacks. More information about Green Shoots can be found on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/Green-Shoots-Playgroup or give Fiona a call.
We have recently received funding from Leitrim County Council and are developing a fully accessible garden and polytunnel space to ensure that anyone can take part in, workshops, actives, courses, volunteering, projects. Watch this space!