“Gardening and growing your own food will connect you with nature, you will start to appreciate Irish rain, you will curse the late frosts of May and you will worship every minute of sun.”
The aim is to sow the seeds of friendship – and artichokes (or whatever else they want to grow).
There are more than 60 classical Suzhou gardens in China. There’s one in Dublin, too.
“We’re growing about 15–20 different varieties of crops and we’re on about a quarter of an acre here,” says Martin Matthews, the farm founder.
Residents are raising funds for an interactive garden for all kinds of people, including wheelchair users, people with sight issues, and with special needs.
The council plans to move out the onions, peas, chard, raspberries and children digging in the dirt, and build social housing for some of the hundreds of families in the area who are on the waiting for it.
“I have been known to litter-pick toilet roll inserts and hot-drink holders to take them home for the compost heap,” writes our guerilla gardening columnist.
While you’re trying to save water you might still be wondering how to look after those wilting flowers in your garden or windowsill, writes guerilla gardener Ciaran O’Byrne.
Ciaran O’Byrne, who roams the city releasing trees from the ties to wooden stakes that strangle them, mourns the deaths last week of Crumlin village’s cherry trees.
A community garden, allotments, and a Men’s Shed are being evicted so the council can build a new park. The plan includes bringing them back once it’s ready, but recent events have the gardeners worried.