Locals enjoying Rush TTs back to back events last weekend

by Rose Barrett
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Tidy Towns host three back to back events last weekend, with great success.

On Saturday last, April 6, Rush Tidy Towns held three events back to back in Rush Community Centre, writes Rose Barrett.

It kicked off with Pat Burke from Rush GIY presenting the idea of shared gardens which is an initiative coordinated by Community Roots and involves residents giving up a small part of their garden to allow a raised bed to be installed for another resident where they can grow vegetables. There is funding currently available for four gardens in Rush for a pilot scheme. 

“Next up was our ever popular free community seed and plant share event which is now in its fourth year,” said Brendan O’Reilly of Rush Tidy Towns.

“Attendees brought their own harvested seeds and surplus plants to the event and were welcome to take away what they required in return. Organiser Fiona Darcy said:”This is a great example of the circular economy in operation, and we are delighted to offer residents the opportunity to participate, look out for our next event in October.  

“The final event, our “Hole in my bucket vegetable growing challenge” involved Pat Burke from Rush Grow It Yourself (GIY) giving a talk on how to plant many different vegetables and sending everybody off with a bucket of compost and a seed potato to grow themselves.” Organiser Sarah Lowndes commented:  “We are very pleased for the second year in a row to have the room full to capacity with families for this fun but educational event, and thanks to Pat Burke from Rush GIY for all his support”.

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