New Pocket Forest and garden opens at The Bungalow
CHERRY Orchard Family Resource Centre (The Bungalow) officially launched their new pocket forest and community garden on Tuesday, April 26.
Members of the community joined staff and volunteers at the centre for the opening of the new pocket forest, which was developed on land donated by Dublin City Council. The ribbon was cut on the new garden and pocket forest by Loretta Verdon, secretary at Cherry Orchard Family Resource Centre.
The pocket forest is created using a special method of planting small biodiverse forests in urban areas. Recycled materials are used to prepare the ground to rejuvenate soil and plant native trees, shrubs and woodland flowers.
The new community garden is a fantastic asset in the community of Cherry Orchard and consists of two pocket forests, heritage apple trees, fruit shrubs, strawberries, rhubarb, onions, honeysuckle, ground cover roses, a herb swirl and raspberries.