Repurposing Dublin scrubland into a kitchen garden

 
Tony Lowth, a self-proclaimed 'guerrilla composter', has turned derelict scrubland, located in Dublin city centre, into a thriving and vibrant no-dig kitchen garden. Video: Dublin 2020

How do you build an abundant kitchen garden in a derelict hemmed-in inner city site? When Tony Lowth first saw the back of the NCAD on Dublin’s Thomas St he didn’t see dereliction. He saw potential to create his dream of a no-dig garden. Along with NCAD students he’s created a garden from the ground up, using waste from the Dublin fruit and veg markets, seaweed, coffee grounds from local cafes and manure from carriage horses.

This philosopher composter will be at the Dublin Made Me Market which starts at 103.0am on Sunday November 1st in Smock Alley to talk about turning a wasteland into a food basket. He’s got tips for the perfect compost heap, how you can implement the no-dig principle in your own garden and he can even tell you how much a shovel full of compost is worth.

The Dublin Made Me Market is brought to you by journalist Catherine Cleary and Dublin 2020 See http://www.facebook.com/dublinmadememarket

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