East Clare Co-op Community Garden

Myself and my hoe are on the move… I have just accepted a part time post in the Community Garden in Scarriff. The East Clare Co-op has a multi-level productive market garden, with two polytunnels, raised beds, fruit trees, currant bushes, medicinal and culinary herbs and permaculture garden. Not to mention the gorgeous mosaics throughout the garden and the outdoor pizza oven under construction at the moment.
I will be working with the co-op team to develop the crops produced over the coming months. This will supply their vegetarian café which fronts the garden and makes delicious soups, salads and tasty treats. The garden is a valuable resource in the middle of the town, just off mainstreet which offers a restful and beautiful space for rest, relaxation or to learn a little of home food production. That’s where I’ll be this growing season and I am looking forward to supporting their work.
However, it does mean that I won’t be in the garden at Good & Green as much, although we will still grow a smaller volume of our full range of crops. We will open for drop-in on Wednesday afternoons, 1pm – 5pm, from Wednesday March 25th.


  1. hello there,
    we are just getting started with our community garden in clarecastle,
    i was wondering if it would be ok to come up and visit sometime soon to
    see you with a view to getting ideas and forming links with other like minded
    groups of gardener in county clare.
    hope to hear from you soon.
    regards gerard backes

  2. Hi Gerard, Apologies for slow reply – I haven’t had chance to update the website over the past few weeks… you are very welcome to visit the coop garden in scariff. It’s a unique garden in the town centre, attached to an on-site vegetarian café. It is open daily to visitors so you can drop in whenever you would like. If you would like to meet up please give me a ring on 087 6187908 as I am there part time. Regards, Elaine

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