Budding gardeners, late bloomers and green thumbs are all being invited to ‘Pledge to Plant’ in the next few weeks to help raise funds for Irish Hospice Foundation.
With more people than ever before unearthing a new found love of gardening, individuals, groups, communities, schools and businesses are being invited to ‘Pledge to Plant’ some extra seeds, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
On June 26th people will be asked to share what they have grown or created with their family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and ask for a donation to Irish Hospice Foundation. A bit like a coffee morning – but with plants! Visit the Pledge to Plant Facebook page and the Pledge to Plant Instagram page for ideas.
In the video below, Pledge to Plant founder Kathy Whyte, who set up this fundraiser in memory of her mother, Mary, explains how it all works.
All donations will be made directly to Irish Hospice Foundation on this dedicated Just Giving page.
Please register your interest by filling out the form below or emailing [email protected]
Limited offer: We have packets of sunflower seeds that we would be happy to send out free of charge to the first 50 registrations!
Pledge to Plant Local Sales
|All of June||Wed – Sun 9:30am-5pm||Airfield Estate, Dundrum, Dublin 14|
|Friday 25 June||10am – 3pm||Busy Lizzies Plants, Whelehans Wines Friday Market, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin|
|Saturday 26 June||11am||Anne MacCarthy, 11 Shandon Park, Phibsborough, Dublin D07 TK82|
|Saturday 26 June||12-3pm||La Touche Wines Greystones Co. Wicklow|
|Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 June||2-6pm||27 The Paddocks, Naas|
|Sunday 27 June||12-4pm||Paul Martin, The Clermont, Blackrock, Co Louth|
|Saturday 26 June||10am – 2pm||Clonmel Farmers Market, St Peter and Paul’s Primary School|
|Saturday 26 June||2pm||Cobh Community Allotments|
|Saturday 26 June||10am – 4pm||Rossadrehid village, Bansha, Co. Tipperary|
|Saturday 26 June||2-4pm||Stradbally, Castlegregory, Co Kerry, V92 YC90|
|Saturday 26 June||10am-4pm||Jamesbrook, Eastferry, Midleton, Co Cork P25 A727|
|Saturday 26 June||10.30am – 5.30pm||Lismore Castle Gardens, Co. Waterford|
Get ideas for your own Pledge to Plant!
Sprout from seeds
Organic plant enthusiast Kitty Scully shows us how to sprout alfalfa from simple containers in a matter of days.
Head gardener in Airfield Estate, Dundrum Colm O’Driscoll runs through the various stages of planting tomatoes.
- Colm shows us how to get tomato plants in to the ground
2. Colm looks at pruning and maintaining tomato plants.
Working with aliums
Colm looks at tall flowers like aliums and cow parsley and advises how to foster continuity in the garden throughout the seasons.
Create simple poesies
Here Joeanna Caffrey from Joeanna Caffrey Flowers demonstrates how to make simple little poesies from the flowers growing in your garden.
Raise dahlias from cuttings
Fionnuala Fallon, gardener at Kilruderry House in Wicklow, shows how to raise dahlias from cuttings.
Enter the Pledge to Plant competition and be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes.