Our Community Garden
Our Green Living and Sustainability (GLAS) Community Garden
GAP’s Green Living & Sustainability Community Garden (GLÁS) brings people together of all ages and abilities across Northwest Dublin to promote sustainable, local and organic food production, wellbeing and community engagement. It has been serving the wider community since 2014. Not only do we provide this space for the local Ballymun community to access, we use it actively as a space of learning and social inclusion. It is used on a weekly basis by a diverse range of groups of all ages and abilities including St. Michael’s House, Saol Clubhouse, the Central Remedial Clinic, Ballark Youth Training and Young Ballymun.
We run workshops with community gardens in Dublin on the Power of Growing Your Own, supporting the startup of an organic community garden as well as workshops on Organic Composting, Know your Soil, Water Management and Harvesting and Waste Management. In addition, we have partnered with groups such as Young Ballymun through our Nature Explorer programme to provide access to the community garden as a space of learning and exploration to disadvantaged homeless families, both children and parents in emergency accommodation in Ballymun.
The garden includes a polytunnel, fairy garden, a large number of micro habitats including a pond, composting systems, a grow dome and a rainwater harvesting system made from recycled plastic bottles. We don’t use any pesticides on our crops to ensure our produce is chemical free and organic. Our soil is your health
Volunteer with us
Volunteering in our GLAS Community Garden in Ballymun gives the opportunity to learn new skills in organic gardening while supporting disadvantaged communities that use the garden on a weekly basis. We welcome individual volunteers to our garden. Simply drop down and talk with our community gardener. We greatly value groups from businesses who are looking to engage with community groups to support their own Corporate Social Responsibility plans.