It was a huge community effort.
More than 90 volunteers from TELUS International Ireland joined Green Spaces for Health and other community groups to establish Mahon’s first Community Garden at Ringmahon House.
Now open to the public, the garden is a little piece of lush countryside for everyone in the city to enjoy.
The TELUS International Ireland crew took on several tasks, including installing raised beds; creating vegetable drills; planting fruit trees and other plants; painting gates and walls and installing a small pond to help with biodiversity.
They also assembled and painted picnic benches in the community garden, with the help of some YouthReach participants, Transition Year students from Nagle Community School, and members of Mahon Tidy Towns.
This is the second project where TELUS International Ireland has partnered with Green Spaces for Health.
In 2021, TELUS International team members successfully built an organic Community Garden in Bishopstown. The half-acre empty space in Murphy’s Farm was transformed to include raised beds to grow fruit and vegetables, a new picnic area, bee hotels, and freshly planted wildflowers.