As part of Ru:RBAN, which is an EU Urbact Project, the County Carlow ULG Group in association with Carlow County Council invites people who have a passion for Community Gardens to attend a International Community Garden Workshop being hosted in Carlow on 25th-26th May 2022.

Community gardens attract a wide cross-section of people across the entire socio-economic spectrum and include individuals who have little gardening experience as well as those who’ve been gardening for years, making them a great place to learn outside in a natural environment.

This two-day session will include peer review and learning, case study presentations and training and guidance from international expert groups which will explore and share best practice around the governance, management and development of Community Garden spaces.

Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council and a member of the Carlow ULG, Cllr. Fintan Phelan, said, “I’m delighted to support this new programme from Carlow County Council, which will help develop our community gardens around the County.” The Cathaoirleach continued to say, “It is widely acknowledged that Community Gardening is a healthy pastime that can make a valuable contribution to community development, positive social interaction, environmental awareness, and education. This is a wonderful opportunity for Carlow communities to engage with our partners across Europe to network and share ideas around community gardening.”

This is part of an EU Project called RU:RBAN which is funded under Urbact. RU:RBAN’s Good Practice is the Management model of Urban gardens in Rome to be transferred to newcomer cities that are geographically, historically and socio-culturally distant from each other, to ensure sharing of experiences to enhance the capacities of local governance. Transfer efforts will be ensured on the 3 well known and successful components the GP is divided into: 1. Capacity building, 2. Inspiring and training people to manage urban gardens (Gardenisers), 3. Governance & Regulations.

Participation is free of charge but places are limited.

RU:RBAN Community Garden Workshop BOOK HERE