We Dig It At KYCC
John Blair below working hard in the centers "We Dig It At KYCC" Garden
The Cernnunos project is an exciting new venture; the centre has initiated this in conjunction with the Clondalkin Youth Service. The project takes its name from ancient Celtic god Cernnunos who represents nature and growth The aim of this project is to turn the unused space at the back of the centre into an allotment. This project is open to all members of the community and the garden will also feature raised beds accommodating the wheelchair users of the community and the elderly. The goals and objectives of the project is to take a hands-on approach in teaching the circle of life, through the cycle of planting, tending to and harvesting the vegetables grown in the garden and preparing them for consumption. The vision of the project co-ordinators primarily,is that the youths involved in the project would grow and care for the vegetables and prepare and produce a homemade soup for the older generation of the community, this being the end result of the first years work.
Since completion of our first garden a large collection of the community has been involved in the planting and upkeep of the garden allotments, groups who are now involved include youth service groups, Wheelchair Association of Ireland, Senior citizens, unemployed, and women's & men`s groups to name just a few.