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Dublin - Event Notice
Friday March 17 2006
01:00 AM

Sowing spuds on Saint Patrick's Day

category dublin | environment | event notice author Monday March 13, 2006 18:35author by Lara Hill Report this post to the editors

There will be a potato planting day in Dolphin's Barn Community Garden on Saint Patrick's Day. We will meet in the garden about lunch time and spend the afternoon there.

There will be a potato planting day in Dolphin's Barn Community Garden on Saint Patrick's Day. We will meet in the garden about lunch time and spend the afternoon there. The potatoes from last year's crop were really delicious. This is an Irish, organic, sustainable and free action to take on 17 March. Later in the year we can reap the rewards - tasty spuds, no food miles, no packaging, no pesticides. See other stories about Dolphin's Barn Community garden on indymedia for map, photos and more information about the garden.

author by dunkpublication date Mon Mar 13, 2006 20:06author email fuspey at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

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Paddys day spud planting in Dolphins Barn community garden
Paddys day spud planting in Dolphins Barn community garden

author by dunkpublication date Mon Mar 13, 2006 20:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

friday, paddys day spud planting and other nice stuff

sunday, 2 pm onward tidying up, eating (bring stuff to share if you can), making place beautiful and.................

making the mosaic bench

we are attempting to make something along the lines of this image which is of a lovely curvy 100+ year old bench in parc guell in barcelona, it was created by the artist antoni gaudi - we are inviting people to come with colored plates, tiles, mirrors etc- this will be carefully smashed up and the bits will be placed in the new bench -
more images of these benches
http://images.google.ie/images?hl=en&q=gaudi%20parc%20g...ab=wi

dutch architect herman hertzberger did a community garden in a housing block exactly like this; invited the whole community for a big day or weekend of smashing plates and setting bits in benches, really lovely stuff

so come along if you can

more info on greening cities:
http://easa.antville.org/stories/1294501/

mosaic bench ; soon to exist in dolphins barn
mosaic bench ; soon to exist in dolphins barn

author by dunkpublication date Thu Mar 16, 2006 15:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

if we make a seat we were thinking of use the concrete blocks that are
in a pile around the other side of the warehouse (I think they're still
there?) otherwise we can focus on a wall mural or something on the
ground.

I'll try and do a bit more internet research. I saw something about
filling canvas bags with soil from a hole we would dig to make a
foundation . And using chicken wire as a key for the cement - which might also
allow for more fluid shapes.

so if anyone has any suitable tools please bring them along:

trowels, plastering gear
chicken wire
hammer
nails
wire

also paint, paintbrushes, containers.....anything thats going a begging
that would make the garden a more beautiful place.

see ya friday,

ruth

author by dunk - dolphins barn garden crewpublication date Mon Apr 10, 2006 14:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

the dolphins barn garden looks like it could be forced to close up, trees have been removed by builders and more, but we plough on, the garden will be a year old in 2 days- it would be nice and appropriate to celebrate a year of growth

update

sunday the 19th of march we were met by one of the directors of the white heather industrial site, our first meeting despite attempts by us since the outset to establish a contact, he seemed in favour of what we were doing but had recieved a letter from the council saying the place needed to be tidied up. since then we contacted the council and carried out tidy ups. things have moved on quickly and last week builders moved in and began initial building work, we are in consultation with the factory and the council who have already given us a grant and are supportive of this project

latest update from one of garden crew:

Anyways, the litter warden
signed off on the cleanup.
Despite this, it appears that Brian Pasley is not prepared to allow us
to continue to use the site (apart from watching the
spuds.......feckity feck). The primary reason given is security (and liability).

so we wait and see

Related Link: http://www.dolphinsbarngarden.org/
author by dunkpublication date Tue Apr 11, 2006 18:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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diggin' drills on paddys day
diggin' drills on paddys day

diggin'
diggin'

more diggin'
more diggin'

full drill - ready to spuds to be put into the earth
full drill - ready to spuds to be put into the earth

first spud of 2006 put into the dolphins barn garden, accompanied by the dog
first spud of 2006 put into the dolphins barn garden, accompanied by the dog

author by dunkpublication date Tue Apr 11, 2006 18:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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arrran pilot spud drill
arrran pilot spud drill

home guard spud drill
home guard spud drill

snow flake spud drill
snow flake spud drill

ulster tara spud drill
ulster tara spud drill

kieran kickin' away the shite
kieran kickin' away the shite

author by dunkpublication date Tue Apr 11, 2006 18:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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local young fella lends a hand
local young fella lends a hand

first time planter
first time planter

diggin' the green manure back into the earth
diggin' the green manure back into the earth

restin' after a good few hours work
restin' after a good few hours work

loads of seeds from seedsavers
loads of seeds from seedsavers

author by dunkpublication date Tue Apr 11, 2006 18:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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chips from the local chipper
chips from the local chipper

moving blocks for the mural
moving blocks for the mural

goodies left by a fellow gardener
goodies left by a fellow gardener

author by Dunkpublication date Thu Mar 17, 2011 17:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

first time in a few years not to be planting spuds on paddys day, last 2 on old family farm in west clare (re-opened since the tiger fucked off) and few years before that in community gardens in spain or dublin. Such lovely memories from seeing these photos. Today on the walking tour of barcelona, we had a few green shots to mark the day that is.

Related article about the garden adventures with accompanying vid link at: “THE SELF SUFFICIENT CITY – Envisioning the habitat of the future” Stories of hope from Dublin
http://itsafunnyoldworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/habit...blin/

Sláinte.

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