Community Gardening & Green Spaces - Maria Young

Community Gardening & Green Spaces - Maria Young

By Ceara Carney

Whether or not you have participated in gardening (community or otherwise), this episode is bound to be inspirational for you. If you're in Cork, check out the various organisations Maria is involved with. Otherwise, search your locality for a food policy council, SHEP branch or community garden. The latter you can always set up yourself! Make sure to stay up to date with Togher Community Garden on Facebook, Twitter @GardenTogher or Instagram @TogherCommunityGarden.

[04:20] Maria's introduces herself[07:20] What is SHEP, Cork Food Policy Council & Green Spaces for Health[10:50] Turning a graveyard into a community garden[18:10] Their tree nursery & how to create your own[22:30] How to find land for tree nurseries[26:35] What is a community garden and how do they differ from allotments? Togher garden as the example.[34:20] Stories Maria has that demonstrate the ripple effect of the garden[38:55] *Maria’s favourite community gardening tips[46:20] Dealing with pests organically[49:30] A seed library & keeping it wild[54:05] Maria’s imagination of the future

Also Mentioned:

Joanna Macy

Rob Hopkins

Ashleigh Ellis - Artist Dying Fabric

Trees Please

Tidy Towns

The Solidarity Garden – for people living in Direct Provision

Seedsavers in Clare

Brown Envelope Seeds Company


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