The Organic Centre Community Garden
Anyone who wants to learn more about organic growing and food can apply to join our community garden project. This is a hands-on experience, and joining the group will help you to grow your own vegetables using organic methods. The group takes place on Wednesday mornings at the site in Rossinver, and for a small membership fee, 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.
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.
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".
“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.
Gardening and Wellbeing Group
Funded via the Community Connections and Healthy Ireland funds, this group runs every Friday morning from 10 - 12 noon. The group is open to anyone who wants to learn more, get out of the house and improve their health. As a member of the group, you will develop skills and confidence, get involved in your local community and enjoy the craic over a cup of tea and a spade.