Community Gardens

Good things come in threes (or fours)

October 3, 2012

Goodness what a week! They say good things come in threes and this week has been no exception!


Number One

The week began here on Saturday with the news that I’ve made it to the finalist position in the Blog Awards Ireland 2012 which I’m thrilled about (see my sparkly new badge at the top of the column over there ——————->)

I’m in two categories (Lifestyle and Eco/Green) and in the company of some fabulous bloggers that you can see here, I’m truly humbled to be in the placings.

Number Two

Then I met up with Kilkenny Leadership Project to discuss the new community gardening project we’re about to get underway. I’ll be supporting Callan and Goresbridge and am looking forward to meeting the new gardeners and helping them to create  sustainable community gardens. I’ve also been putting together the programme for an after schools class at Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre as well as a couple of Fetac modules that I’ll be starting to teach to Millennium Community Garden in Kilkenny in the next few days.

Number Three

Lastly and very excitedly I’ve been working super hard on a project that I’ll be unveiling to you in the next few weeks. I can’t say too much as I want to be able to share the finished items with you and not just the pre-productions. There’s a very loose clue in the picture at the top of this post and if you’re at the blog awards ceremony on the 13th October there will be a tiny taster that I’m putting together right now, the rest of you will have to wait I’m afraid!

All I can tell you is that it’s a unique, handmade gardening gift product that will be available on-line once we have Halloween under our belts and feedback so far is very positive so I’m massively excited about it!!

If you don’t want to miss the unveiling, just sign up for the newsletter in the box below and the minute I can tell you more I will.

Oh and there’s a number four as well but it didn’t fit in with my best in threes theme, however it does deserve to be here… I won a makeover competition on Twitter to celebrate Kilkenny Fashion Week that will be running all of next week (there’s some fab things going on, do take a look).  The unveil will be on the night of the Blog Awards so I’ll be Very. Glammed. Up. when I arrive there (THANK YOU FASHION WEEK, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT THAT!)

So a very a busy time for Greenside Up all in all. Look out for the blur as it whizzes past.



  • Reply WiseMona October 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Dee! I want to know what your product is! I am so excited to see you again on the 13th for the blog awards and I do hope you win! And lucky lucky you winning the makeover. I am totally jealous x (not that you needed it mind you!)

    • Reply greensideupveg October 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Mona I’m so excited about the gifts, it’s keeping me up all hours and awake at night. Hope ye all like them when they’re finally out there! Me too re the 13th, can’t wait!

  • Reply Foxglove Lane (@foxglovelane) October 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Fantastic Dee am thrilled for you! You really deserve it. Might run into you in Callan some day and looking forward to seeing the makeover:~))

    • Reply greensideupveg October 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing you there too and fingers crossed for you. Makeover couldn’t have happened on a better day 🙂

  • Reply Mary Gethings (@Eco__Evolution) October 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Wow! what a fantastic week you are having Dee, and all very much deserved. Best of luck at the awards, really hope you win. Can’t wait to see the photos of the new you:) and now waiting in suspense to see your new gifts!!

    • Reply greensideupveg October 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Mary! You may be waiting longer for the photos than the gifts ;))


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