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Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden

About Baldoyle Racecourse Community Garden

Gathering the Baldoyle Community to share skills knowledge and interests in organic gardening. In March 2013, we were given land by Fingal County Council and through volunteering our time, we built a 44 bed garden. We manage and maintain the garden ourselves. We are starting an expansion on 4th March 2016.

What's Involved

Volunteers would to work in the garden to 1-2 hours a week, at a pre-arranged time and would also assist at the monthly Maintenance Day (one Saturday a month).

Volunteers would meet up with someone from the BRCG committee to assist with the tasks.

Some examples of tasks:

- Maintenance of the compost area.
- Weeding and planting of perimeter flower beds.
- Grass cutting.

Taking part in monthly Maintenance Day (one Saturday a month) with members of the garden to carry out larger jobs e.g. hedge trimming, mending fencing, clearing old beds.

What's required for this position

some experience of gardening would help but training will be provided

  • Trades/ Operative/ Manual

Level of English required for this role:
Basic English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 1hrs Fortnightly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Balddoyle Racecourse Community Garden, Red Arches Road, Dublin 13, D13XH77

Other location details:

Screening details for this role:

  • No screening

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
No age restrictions

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Outside with very pleasant surroundings. Participation with other people. Opportunity to learn gardening skills.

Getting there

10 minutes walk from Bayside or Clongriffin dart stations. 5 mins walk from 29A bus Baldoyle. 10 mins walk from 15 bus Clongriffin

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Fingal
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