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Saturday 21 October 2017

Green-fingered folk busy planting community garden in Wexford town

Community garderers after planing some of the new beds.
Community garderers after planing some of the new beds.

The new Community Garden at Hill Street in Wexford was a busy spot last Friday as green-fingered volunteers gathered for the second of their monthly meitheals.

With four of the beds already planted and thriving the aim was to get through the remaining six and this

proved to be no problem to the representatives from the various groups taking part.

There has been great interest from Wexford-town based groups in the project, something which has been driven strongly every step of the way by Wexford Chamber CEO Madeleine Quirke.

A number of these groups have undertaken to maintain the beds now that they are up and running. FDYS and Cornmarket Project have taken two beds each while Ard Aoibhinn and Windmill TTU have taken one each.

The Working Men's Committee, Wexford Tidy Towns, Love Redmond Park, FAB/Garda Diversion Project will, between them, look after the remaining beds.

The Community Garden is open at all times. Families visiting Redmond Park are encouraged to stop and monitor its progress.

The mix of vegetables, bee-friendly flowers, herbs and fruit bushes makes this an excellent opportunity to see biodiversity in action. There are plans install a compost unit and to build a bug hotel. Young gardening enthusiasts will be asked to help with the latter.

This project has received great support from Wexford County Council both in terms of resources and expertise. Carragh Paving and Landscape, a local company, kindly donated over 10 tons of topsoil.

Wexford People

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