Activists from the Tom Kelly Flats in Dublin’s Charlemount Street are dismayed over a suspected attack on a community garden.
The grounds the garden were established on had been ignored by Dublin City Council. Speaking to the Dublin 8 Housing Action Committee page, Tony Nicoletti said:
“Myself and some family members together with other residents decided to start up the community garden as a project.The project quickly gained support and we moved to the concept of growing vegetables and potatoes for consumption.We did this and gave our produce to members of the community free of charge. We even engaged local children who expressed an avid interest.This was an enjoyable exercise for both us and them. This project moved rapidly from being a past time to almost being a way of life and it was all funded independently on a voluntary basis.”
It looked like the plot had been sprayed with poison or weed killer.
Check out the D8 Housing Action Committee page.