The new Callan road city pop up park development has commenced. There is a 2 year programme of works and events planned. Invasive weeds are being removed. An insect reserve and wild flower garden area is to be protected. A survey of existing plants has been undertaken. Initial grass cutting of access paths and cleaning took place on mid summers day and this was followed by a KKB pop up BBQ!
Do you want to save money, take more control of what exactly you are eating, get more fresh air and spend time with people willing you help you achieve this? Then take a look below at the ever growing group of people growing more of their own food.
Kilkenny GIY – Grow It Yourself
Monthly Meetings: first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm,
Downstairs in the Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny.
Talks and presentations from expert speakers, followed by question and answer sessions,
group discussions on topics of seasonal interest, sharing knowledge and experience.
All are welcome; newcomers, absolute beginners and experts alike, and the meetings are FREE.
Other activities during the year include garden and farm visits, meitheals, annual seedling swap and Savour festival demo.
To join the Kilkenny GIY mailing list and receive meeting notifications, send an e-mail to [email protected]
Details of meetings are also posted on the Kilkenny GIY Group Page at http://www.GIYireland.com/giy_groups/group/61/
Great Work in St. Johns Junior School. KKB arrived with a group of volunteers to assist with the tree planting on Saturday morning. However the school under the guidance of the caretaker Peter Novak had already successfully planted all but one. Some older trees still need to be removed and KKB has offered to return and assist with future tree planting once these have been taken out to help . Brilliant work St. Johns!
Time to put down some extra roots for us and future generations………..how? By taking part in the “One million trees in one day “project. Planting is to take place in Dukes Meadows and Bishop Meadows. This project has been postponed nationally until the 27th April, we will provide updates on where to meet and times closer to the event. All are welcome, one day of work, years of reward!!!
Contact us at [email protected] or check out http://www.onemilliontreesinoneday.com/index.html
Tree planting this Saturday morning 9th March 2013 at 10am in the Lake School, Michael street. All Welcome.
February saw the completion of the first phase of the restoration and biodiversity project taking place at St Maul’s Graveyard. It overlooks the river Nore and has many historic graves. The work of initial cutting and cleaning has been completed. Further work will follow to include improving access. There is an extensive area of trees with good cover for wild life.