Saturday, March 21, 2009

Last night on BBC Gardeners World presented a fantasic programme by Joe Swift.

Joe visited Paris to see Patric Blanc's spectacular green walls or 'mur vegetal' as he would have them called. It loosely follows the fact we're all going to have to get used to smaller gardens, with many of us not having any private outside space at all. But does that mean we have to live without plants and miss out on all the hugely beneficial effects they have on us? Well the programme explores just how important it is to grow and come into contact with vegetation especially in the harsh city, even if we have very limited space. The programmes look at vertical gardens and gave a practical demonstration of how a vertical simple herb wall was created. Its show how to grow plants using water, minerals, CO2 and Light--no soil required.



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Organic Urban Gardens

Welcome to Limerick City Organic Urban Gardens Project. In next few months you will see some very interesting developments. If you are interested in this project please contact us via this blog. We will be looking at various sites in Limerick City and working closely with organic gardens to develop these areas.

In the meantime check out


the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens based in Bristol, UK. They have much info on the website about how to start up a community garden, about testing the soil for contamination etc. and with a list of community gardens in the UK and some in Ireland.

Feel free to post any ideas or links.