Green Communities 2018 Garden Photography Competition: DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL THE 31st of AUGUST.

 Community Garden Projects have the ability to build and strengthen our community through cooperation, learning, and improvement. Because of this community garden projects have contributed a great deal to Dublin’s quality of life over the last decade, sometimes in unexpected ways. Their contribution towards community interaction is strengthened by community gardening’s inclusivity. Indeed gardening is one of the few activities that people from all walks of life engage in.

-       Are you a Gardener, Guerrilla Gardener, Allotment Plot Holder, or a Tidy Towns Landscaper?

-       Do you like to document the progress of the season by photographing what can be grown and created on your local green space or garden?

-       If so the Green Communities Garden Photography Competition is an ideal way to celebrate the success of your community gardening project in making Dublin a greener place for people, plants, and biodiversity.

Entry is free, and there will be prizes for the best photographs across three categories.

The award ceremony will be held at Inspire Gallery, Dublin 1, in September 2018, and the winning images will be exhibited for a week.

Submission Deadline: 31st of August 2018.

Download Application Form Here

Submit Completed Application Form with Photograph Here:

Next Event: Saturday the 16th of September 2017.

What: Stop Food Waste Compost Workshop (10 am) followed by a Garden Open Day and Potato Harvest (12 pm)

When: Saturday 16th of September 2017, 10 am – 4 pm.

Where: Bridgefoot Street Community Garden, Liberties, Dublin 8. 

Overview: Bridgefoot Street Community Garden Compost Workshop and Open Day Harvest.

From 10 am Craig Benton - expert composter from Stop Food Waste, will be on hand to demonstrate how to compost effectively, how to make a composting site, how to set up a wormery and how to set this up within your own home and community.

This will be followed from 12 pm by an open day where we dig the last of the potatoes and cook them. Tea and coffee will be provided ... and potatoes!

Please bring your own cup and plate as this is a zero waste event!

Can participants bring old newspapers, and any bags of garden green waste (especially leaf mulch) that they can conveniently bring along with them.

Gloves and tools will be provided.

The weather forecast is OK for Saturday.

 Schedule of Activity:

           ·         10 am – 12 pm: Composting talk and construction of pallet composter with Craig Benton

§  Weeding and garden tidy up for composting materials

           ·         12pm – 1 pm: Potato Harvest

           ·         1pm – 2 pm: Lunch (Buttered Potatoes served with Smoked Salmon and Chives?)

           ·         2pm – 4pm: Building a Wormery to make use of food scraps.

Stop Food Waste have written a guide describing the different methods of composting waste material, and helping you to save money on waste charges.

You can download your own household guide here

If you have any questions then drop by on Saturday and have a chat with Craig Benton.

 Bridgefoot Street Community Garden and Allotments is an important Green Space located within the Liberties, Dublin 8.

The community garden is also surrounded by a number of urban bee hives, and is an important feeding site for the local Honey Bees, and other insect pollinators.

If you have any questions or wish to book a place then please contact Robert Moss on 01 4002212 or email

Photograph by Robert Moss, 3:57 pm, Saturday 3rd of June 2017.

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