Community Garden opens for the season

Simon Brouder

The Tralee Community Garden in the Town Park reopens for this year's season this Saturday, April 13. The regular public Participation Sessions in the Community Garden Project begin on Saturday running in conjunction with the KWD County Clean up.

People are invited to visit the garden - located in the centre of the Town Park - from 10.30am to 12.30pm when they can lend a hand with cleaning it up before the busy season ahead.

Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be available on the day. The Tralee Community Garden - a not for profit project  which also encompasses the adjacent Tralee Community Orchard - is the only Public Participation Integration garden project in the country. 

The garden has 24/7 access where participants get to share in the harvest they help produce  during the season.

"The Garden is a community and voluntary initiative that seeks to gently enthuse people about food production and sustainability for themselves and their own communities in practical ways," said Project Liaison Officer Grette O'Rourke.

Gretta is encouraging everyone to come along to the garden on Saturday on to take part in the wider county clean-up as a whole.  

"Come on, come out of hibernation, enjoy the arrival of brighter days, maybe tidy up a little, have a bit of fun, have a bit of chat, get a bit of fresh air and exercise, help brush away the cobwebs, pick up some debris from the winter and help to make a real difference in how the county is presented," she said.