Community allotments grow from strength to strength

With a funding injection and the expansion of their site the Mitchelstown Allotments Group continues to be a huge success. The group, located on Church Hill next to the Children’s Playground, began in 2015 on a site which was once a makeshift tip. 

The club, which is an initiative of the Mitchelstown Community Council, sees people grow produce on a small plot of land.

They have filled phase one of the project with 21 plots and now phase two sees ten more plots opened up.

They have also received funding of €1,000 to help them construct a polytunnel which will enable members grow produce which needs high temperatures to survive. 

Verling Fitzgerald, Chairman of Mitchelstown Community Allotments, and member of the town community council, said there has been steady growth since it started seven years ago. 

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