Limerick Growing Communities – Exploring Opportunities for Community Gardening and Growing Projects in Limerick City

Social Enterprise Limerick

Social Enterprise Limerick in collaboration with the Learning Hub Limerick, PAUL Partnership (SICAP) and Limerick City and County Council have engaged consultants, the Living Woodland, to conduct a feasibility study into the development of a citywide gardening and growing project in Limerick City.

The purpose of the project is to examine the current level of community growing taking place in the city and to identify the potential for more community growing in the city. Community Gardening serves a wide range of functions from the basic production of food, supporting physical and mental wellbeing, creating additional amenity spaces, opportunities for community and social interaction, creation of wildlife habitat, supporting biodiversity and much more.

According to Geraldine Fitzpatrick of The Urban Co-op and chair of the Limerick Growing Communities Working Group: “We are very excited to be involved in this project. We see huge potential to further develop the culture of food growing and community gardening in Limerick City. This project is about feeding ourselves while connecting communities and we hope it will connect the people and projects in the city and to help them to develop new opportunities in this area”.

The first step in the project is to identify all of the existing and potential growing spaces in the city. This will allow Limerick Growing Communities to explore the potential of Community Gardens in Limerick and to identify opportunities to further develop the sector.

If you are involved in a community growing project in Limerick City, no matter how big or small and are interested in getting involved,  you can register your interest in the project by contacting Michael Gleeson on mobile 087 4078648 or by emailing


For further information contact Michael Gleeson, Social Enterprise Officer PAUL Partnership Limerick. Email Tel 087 4078648

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