Every Tuesday night until mid September, a group of locals meets from 7 pm to help improve the look of the village of Askamore. There are always jobs to be done, from litter-picking to gate painting, general tidying of verges / ditches etc.
The local community garden is based in the garden of the priest’s house and everyone is welcome to come help with planting, sowing, maintenance and many other projects.
There’s always a cuppa afterwards for everyone in the kitchen of the priest’s house and the work is always sociable – work with a bit of craic thrown in.
Everyone is welcome at any time to join in.
LOCATION: Askamore village
The above website allows you to volunteer your services online, or just turn up at the car park or the priest’s house every Tuesday. You won’t be sent away!
Would you like to get involved in a community garden in Askamore?
Meet once a week for gardening, growing and social interaction?
Harvest food locally grown in a healthy environment?
Learn from others while getting your hands dirty – literally!
Come along to a meeting on Tuesday next, April 21st in the kitchen of the Priest’s House, Askamore @ 7.30 pm. Cuppa afterwards.
Askamore GIY group had a great turnout this morning in Askamore to see the making, filling and planting of our 2 new raised beds in the garden of the priest’s house in Askamore.
Thanks to all who came and helped out with planting. Keep an eye on this website and the local notes for further information re setting up a community garden group.
Thanks to Paddy Byrne, Brideswell for screwing the beds together for us.
Special thanks to Fr. Joe Power for permission to use the garden.
Also special thanks and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Betty (Lancaster) Kehoe who set us on this path.
Potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic and rhubarb were planted this morning.
Everyone is welcome to come to our Gardening and Grow It Yourself Group which meets once a month in the Schoolhouse Bar in Askamore – tomorrow night @ 8pm
Betty (Lancaster) Kehoe will guide the group in choosing and ordering seeds to plant for the coming spring – all organic seeds. People can choose to order as a group and save money on their order. Come along and bring a friend. €4 nightly. Refreshments served.