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Whether you’re a child or an adult, have lots of experience or none at all, are living in a house with a huge back garden or just have a balcony and...

One of the great things about having an established garden is that I can pass on cuttings and seedlings or bits of plants that needed to be divided to friends neighbours...

We live in strange times and all must make sacrifices of some kind or another but here in Ireland the covid outbreak has had an unexpected consequence: an upsurge of interest...

Sat 21 March, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Skerries Sailing Club Formerly the Head Gardener at the Organic Centre at Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, Klaus Laitenberger has been growing vegetables organically...

Charlie Heasman; 6th Nov 2019   Hi, to start off I should apologise for the blatant click bait that is the heading above; allotment gardening cannot save the planet, but I...

Charlie Heasman; 10/10/2019   Skerries allotment holders have been focusing their attention a lot lately on issues of soil management and sustainability. First was a visit from Klaus Laitenberger during which...

April 2019 April can in many ways be a frustrating month; itā€™s supposed to be all about sunshine, sparkling showers and blossom bursting out on fruit trees. And sometimes it is....

January is perhaps the month when growth is slowest in the allotment, and it may seem like there is nothing to be done.Ā  This is not true: there is always something...

Sustainable Skerries are delighted to introduce a new regular feature on our website, ā€œThe Skerries Allotment Blogā€ from Charlie Heasman. We hope to publish this blog monthly, or more if thereā€™s...

At last, we are getting real actionĀ on theĀ allotments. The contractor has been working on the fieldĀ since Thursday 8th July. So far they have opened up the wallĀ and have built a fence...