Did You Know:
- Togher Community Garden started with a tweet from volunteers.
- The garden started on the old site in Togher Park known as the bog. It was disused & neglected until the volunteers came along.
- At the garden are native hedges, 350 Irish trees, a dome made of trees, 18 raised beds of fruit veg and herbs, a pond and a polytunnel to grow indoor suited plants, veg and herbs.
- Indoor fruit, veg and herbs are tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, watermelon, potatoes.
- You can grow potatoes simply from a bucket, when potatoes grow eyes on their sides, cut them in two, let them dry for two days, put them in a bucket with compost and watch them grow stalks and flowers, when the flowers die, tip the bucket over and you have potatoes.
- The group collaborates with other community groups, all working together to achieve their goals.
- It’s not just about gardening, the purpose is also to meet others, learn new skills, learn about sustainability and nature.
What You Can Do:
- Grow your own bio-diverse garden, with native plants, bee friendly plants or put out water somewhere for wildlife.
- Grow your own fruit or veg from home using indoor suited seeds.
- Provide alternative skills to the group.
- Sign up to the Cork City Seed Library at Hollyhill library to get seeds, grow plants and return the seeds.
- Volunteer at the garden every Wednesday or Saturday.
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