Walled City Market and Foyle Community Garden Initiative
Following on from the succesful second place obtained in the Pride of Place awards, Derry City Council are offering support to the many community garden projects that operate in the city by offering the use of a stall at the monthly Walled City Market.
Social Enterprise community groups are invited to use this stall to sell fresh produce, planted containers, herbs, garden plants....any fresh produce they are producing in their community group/ community centre or school garden.
The stall will be co-ordinated by BBC Radio Foyles Gareth Austin, and groups who wish to join the market should contact Gareth on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07506242774 so that Gareth can co-ordinate space.
Use of the stall is Free to the community garden, and each garden will staff and sell their produce on the day, offering helpful advice on maintenance, growing on etc etc
Each month the stall will offer seasonal plants, produce and the like, all grown in the award winning community garden network that exists in the City of Culture.
I personally am delighted with this proposal. Many gardens produce a surplus of the best of organic produce and by selling produce and plants they can raise much-needed funds.