Volunteers needed for NEW Community Garden Project at Beragh Care
Beragh Care and Development Association are planning to create a new community garden and they need you to help. The area of land beside The Cornerstone car park will be turned from wasteland into a living oasis with vegetable beds, a soft fruit garden, wildlife areas, a herb garden and lots of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees which will provide fruit for many years to come. The idea is that local people will help to create and look after the area, they will use and enjoy it throughout the year and best of all they will harvest the fruits (and vegetables) of their labours every year. It will become a place to spend time and meet up with friends, old and new.
The project kicks off with a “Get Growing!” Action Day on Saturday 9th March from 10.00am when volunteers will be needed to help prepare the ground, create the growing beds, plant some fruit trees and bushes and generally get into the spirit of community gardening. Be prepared to do some digging, clearing, building and planting. The Action Day is just the beginning of this exciting new project which will provide a facility, open to the whole community, to get involved in gardening and growing your own. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, come along and join in. Gardening, especially in shared spaces, has been shown to improve people’s physical and mental health as well as demonstrating to the younger generation where their food comes from and how it grows.
If you would like to get involved meet at The Cornerstone at 10.00am for a cup of tea and an introduction to the project before the work begins. The Action Day is just the start of it. A series of workshops and instructional sessions will follow throughout the year to help get the most out of the newly developed garden – further details on these will follow. The project is being supported by An Creagán and The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym project. The Western Green Gym is specifically funded by the Public Health Agency West, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement.
If you would like to know more about the new community garden call Irene on 028 8075 7190