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OURganic gardens, (Jardins Bio) une entreprise sociale participative basée à Gortahork (Irlande)

Empowering the community ,growing OUR food and creating a sustainable future .

Dossier(s) : Lieux incontournables (travail en cours), Agroécologie et agroforesterie

Type : Récit d’expérience

Date de rédaction: 31 août 2021

Organisme(s) : OURganic Gardens

Texte :

§ A few words on OURganic gardens.

A community led social enterprise based in Gortahork , Co Donegal . Empowering the community , Growing OUR food and creating a sustainable future .

OURganic Gardens is based on a four acre small holding with vegetable and fruit gardens and a mature woodland. We run educational course on the environment and related themes as well as hosting a community garden and volunteers to the gardens. We are in the process of starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and also host Erasmus students and Workaway volunteers. We can offer a broad aspect of running our social enterprise. Co Ordinator Joanne is also involved in Community Gardens Ireland and her local Donegal Community Gardens Network aswell as the Donegal Environmental Public Participation Network and various Permaculture projects throughout the country. OURganic Gardens is currently on the Irish SeedSavers Seed Guardian training for this year and they are looking forward to becoming a Seed Guardians for Irish Seed Savers Association (ISSA).

♪ What kind of experience can you have there…

Visiting OURganic you can make rich experiences in the following fields of activities:

  • agriculture

  • permaculture

  • agroforestry/ Forestry

  • seed saving

  • organising of events, trainings

You can visit the place as a WWOOFER, participate in an event or as an on-line visitor.

☼ Travel information & Location

Donegal is a county and a town in the northwest of Ireland at the mouth of the River Eske. The name refers to an early medieval Viking castle. Dún na nGall literally means “fortress of the strangers”. Donegal Bay is home to a seal colony, cormorants and cranes.

Find a description for the best way to get there on the Donegal Travel website.

☺ Contact

Informations :

Niveau d’intervention : Local

Mots-clés : association pour le maintien d’une agriculture paysanne - (AMAP), agriculture biologique, jardinage, permaculture, circuit court alimentaire

Lieux : Irlande

Acteurs : paysan, AMAP (Association de Maintien de l’Agriculture Paysanne)

Méthodes : atelier de formation, apprentissage non-formel