The geodesic dome in Flanagan’s Field Community Garden, Reuben St in Fatima, Dublin 8, on the site of the old Fatima Mansions housing complex ahead of its official opening TOMORROW.
The grow dome will use harvested rainwater and an off-grid hydroponic (*cough*) technique to produce well over 1,000 lettuces (or whatever) per week, every week, all year round.
From top: Jamie Lynam and Paddy Martin, Unidentified, Jamie Lynam and Mick Hooper.
Previously: Miracle of Fatima
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
Fatima mansions, Rialto, Dublin.
You can’t park there.
“This is a new locally led project in Fatima Mansions that your readers might be interested in. The Grow Dome Project is Dublin’s first geodesic grow dome – an intensive all-year-round sustainable food growing tool, a community meeting and education area, an arts and music exhibition space and an iconic artwork in its own right – all at the same time.
Transforming derelict land it will use harvested rainwater and an off-grid hydroponic technique to produce well over 1,000 lettuces per week, every week, all year round. Working with community centres and local business to distribute produce to those most in need, any donations generated will support regular dome festivities.
Website and Facebook went live over the weekend and the launch party is on September 20th; with only the bleedin’ Lord Mayor himself coming down to cut the ribbon :)”
The Growth Dome Project (Facebook)