A harvest of good cheer at Veg Shed open day

The bad weather didn’t stop the Good Shepherd Centre’s annual Veg Shed Open Day on July 6. Guests arrived to the Good Shepherd Centre despite conditions and everyone enjoyed a garden buffet, laid on by the Veg Shed participants.

The bad weather didn’t stop the Good Shepherd Centre’s annual Veg Shed Open Day on July 6. Guests arrived to the Good Shepherd Centre despite conditions and everyone enjoyed a garden buffet, laid on by the Veg Shed participants.

The community garden, better known as the Veg Shed, was started in March 2010. Participants learn how to grow vegetables in a relaxed and friendly environment. The project is open to adults who are at risk of homelessness or isolation in the community.

The annual Open Day provides an opportunity for participants to raise awareness about the project and all the work done throughout the year. One of the main projects completed was the construction of a polytunnel. On the day it was put to good use as guests availed of the garden buffet, then scurried to the polytunnel with plate in hand. Music on the day was provided by DJ Sean and musician Billy Kavanagh.

Anyone who would like to join the Veg Shed project can contact Ann Jones at the Good Shepherd Centre on 056 7722566.