Community Gardens

Scarecrow Inspiration from an Irish Village School

June 4, 2013

I’m not going to write too much for this post, the photographs speak for themselves. I arrived at Ballon Community Garden this evening with feelings of delight. Not only were we experiencing the best weather this year with sun and blue skies all day long, but the local school garden had not one scarecrow in it, but several. In fact the whole school yard was surrounded by them. The children had a competition recently and the following are just some of the scarecrows on display. Apparently there were many more inside.

Ballon is really impressing me with its strong sense of community – from the local award-winning charity shop where all proceeds go towards the local improvement group, to the school and community garden. We could all learn something from this rural Carlow village.

What do you think of the children’s efforts? Do you have a favourite?


  • Reply Ena Ronayne June 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

    OMG they’re all so fantastic it is hard to choose but for me it has to be the red wellied scarecrow ‘crows out’ hehe – such fun – I love it 🙂

    • Reply greensideupveg June 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      They’re great aren’t they Ena! Can’t decide my favourite, it changes everytime I look at them 🙂


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