In partnership with Ballinode Tidy Towns and Monaghan Allotment Society, Transition Monaghan applied to Monaghan County Council for permission to use the greenfield site at Cappog, Ballinode for the purpose of developing community allotments and a community garden for the people of Ballinode. Over the Autumn and Winter months we will begin preparing the site so that we residents and community groups in Ballinode can being growing in Spring 2014.
The site for the proposed allotments & community garden in Ballinode.
We will be applying principles of permaculture in the design of the site, and will have a rainwater harvesting system on site, compost bins as well as a herb garden, bio diveristy area, small poly tunnel, a community plot and a small plantation of fruit & nut trees. We hope that community groups, such as the local youth club and U3A group will be able to utilise the site, either to take a plot or for gardening classes and skill sharing events.
If you are interested in taking an allotment plot, or have any time or energy to devote to the development of the site please contact Mícheál on 088 3483896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hopefully before long the site will look a little more like this!