Category: Programmes

From Sand to Soil: Heritage Week at GAP

  We celebrated Heritage Week 2017 with two fun-filled events for families from all over.  All 51 participants explored the Irish heritage at the North Bull Island Nature Reserve and Glás Community Garden.       This year’s theme for Heritage Week was “It’s in your nature,” so we took visitors through Dublin’s natural world.  Who can deny […]

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Waste Action For European Sustainable Development Week

GAP’S WASTE ACTION PROJECT Throughout the month of May, young people from the Kilbarrack Youth Project completed a four-part Waste Action Project. This culminated in the celebration of European Sustainable Development Week on the 31st of May! First, they were introduced to the importance of waste action, recycling, and using a compost bin. This interactive […]

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Causes of Colour – The Starch Test for School Gardens

Over the last few weeks our Youth Gardeners from Scoil an sTeachtar Laoch have been busy planting potatoes in the Glás Community Garden. If your school needs some tips on planting potatoes in your school garden, our Community Gardener Sharon has shared some expert tips with us: The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes   BRINGING SCIENCE INTO […]

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Youth Environmental Sustainability Series

We recently completed a 4 week programme on Environmental Sustainability with a group of TY’s from Kilbarrack Youth Project.   Take a look at their World Word Cloud on Sustainable Development:   Together, we explored environmental ethics, energy and climate change, the world of water as well as food miles and waste.   Examples of results from the programme: […]

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WINTER GARDENING TIPS

Sharon our horticulturist and community garden leader has some great tips to nourish and protect your garden and crops this winter.                   WINTER VEGETABLES TO PLANT It’s almost…but not quite too late to plant some winter vegetables. Garlic, onions and broad beans are Sharon’s recommendations! When planting garlic […]

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Water Explorers Transforming Our World

With over 2,000 teams and 50,000 Explorers in 11 different countries our Explorers have made a huge splash this year! Together they’ve managed to share the Water Explorer message with 400,000 people, and have saved an astonishing 1.7 million m3 of water – that’s enough to fill almost 600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It’s wonderful to see […]

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Winner: Sustainability Initiative

After winning the regional heat, GAP recently won the Best Sustainability Initiative at the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Awards. Sharon and Aoife were there to accept the award, and the team are delighted!       Dublin City Neighbourhoods: The Dublin City Neighbourhoods Competition is an annual competition for communities, schools and businesses organised by Dublin […]

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Gardening for Mental Health

Today marks The World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day 2016. At GAP we believe that community gardens are part of our ideal sense of what a community should be. And so their value is priceless. Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. But the benefits of horticulture extend much further….   We […]

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Park Stewardship Programme

The Park Stewardship Programme has returned and we’ll keep you updated on all of the great work St Josephs and Virgin Mary Boys accomplish: ABOUT PARK STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME (PSP): This 10-part workshop introduces students to the concepts of sustainability and stewardship with hands-on workshops between classroom and parks on a range environmental themes. The objective […]

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The Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Following on from the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015), on 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   What are the Sustainable Development Goals? Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an intergovernmental set […]

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