This week Midwest Radio visited the Westport Community Garden
Did you know…
- The Westport community garden was set up over ten years ago and is open for anybody from the Westport area to attend.
- It was once called the Quay community garden, but to have it more community inclusive they changed the name to Westport, for the entire community.
- Locally sourced seaweed can be used as a fertiliser on plants.
Why are community orientated environmental projects so important?
- Local Empowerment: Fosters community ownership and action for sustainable environmental solutions.
- Tailored Solutions: Addresses unique local environmental challenges effectively.
- Education and Awareness: Promotes understanding and support for eco-friendly practices.
What can I do to help a local community garden?
- Volunteer Time: Offer labor and expertise for planting, weeding, or maintenance.
- Donate Resources: Provide seeds, tools, or funds to support garden activities.
- Spread Awareness: Promote the garden locally to attract more volunteers and donors.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
Check out the community garden email in Westport – [email protected]
To see what kind of vegetables you can grow visit www.bordbia.ie/whats-in-season/