The next event in the Louth Urban Food Sanctuary series will take place in Drogheda Community Allotments on Saturday 22nd June 2024. Started in 2011 with the aim of learning more about local biodiversity and growing vegetables, keeping bees and generally experiencing the joy of being close to nature and the soil, the allotment is well placed to share their successes and the pitfalls of growing your own with other community gardens and solo gardeners.

The event will start at 11am and run until around 1pm on the grounds of the allotments in Newtownstalaban, Drogheda,County Louth (meeting point is Newtown Cross Lawn Cemetery).

On the day growers can benefit from a composting workshop lead by Tracy Fitzpatrick, Climate Action Officer with Louth County Council who will share her tips and knowledge on how to get the best out of your compost all year round.

The workshop will also feature a guided tour of Drogheda Allotment lead by Tony Conaghy who will share the history of the allotments, the changes that have occurred and the improvements to the biodiversity in the course of the past 13 years.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring along plants to swap with other growers. 

‘Learning from Allotments’ will be open to the public and all are welcome to take part in this event. For more information about the Louth Urban Food Sanctuary Project, please visit or email the project at for information or to sign up to the mailing list for regular project updates.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this event promises to be an enriching experience for all.