I tabled a motion at the recent meeting of Roscommon Municipal District: calling on Roscommon County Council to facilitate the development of allotments / community gardens in Roscommon through the provision of land to support sustainability and biodiversity – Cllr. Orla Leyden
The motion was agreed at the meeting. I was happy with the positive response from Roscommon County Council
Roscommon County Council is prepared to consider submissions from Community Groups in relation to proposals for Community Gardens in the context of availability of suitable lands and the proposed management of the garden.
There are some excellent community garden projects already in the County like Cloontuskert Residents Association / Tidy Towns Polytunnel Garden, Ballaghaderreen Community Garden, Nualas Garden, Derrane, Ballyleague Ballyleague Mens Shed garden and others..it would be great to see Community gardens and allotments becoming the norm and a whole Grow Irish campaign started with community gardens, allotments, more farm vegetable gardens, kitchen gardens etc.