‘Growing Closer’ NCAD Community Garden and Exhibition

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On Tuesday a small group of us decided to head into town to soak up a bit of culture.

To start our day off we decided to head to The National College of Art & Design on Thomas street, to take part in a public tour of the NCAD Community Garden Farm/ NCAD Gallery ‘Growing Closer’ exhibition.

The NCAD Community Garden Farm was founded in January 2014 by the NCAD Students’ Union in partnership with community gardener Tony Lowth. The garden stretches from Thomas Street to Oliver Bond Street and is situated right next door to the college. This land was originally an empty, run down, unused site. However with a lot of hard work and creativity it has now been transformed into a wonderfully fruitful garden.

“I had a fun time! This garden in the middle of town is lovely. It is hard to believe that it is, where it is and manages to looks so well.” – Chris O’Neill

We love this project because it is about sustainable living and the creation of connections within your own community.   

The main gardener on site, Tony Lowth, gave a very inspirational talk during the tour of the garden.

Read more here: http://eveestuary.com/2015/01/29/growing-closer-ncad-community-garden-and-exhibition/