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!
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.
Come along to the Schoolhouse Bar at 8 pm and Betty Kehoe will outline how to prepare for the summer months in the garden by sowing / planting both veg and flowers now.