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16 October 2014
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Winter 2009

The MACS Allotment

The aim of the project is to bring a group of young people together to get involved in creating their own allotment. As well as learning new skills this is an opportunity for them to work as a team, develop and improve on existing relationships, to pride themselves on producing their own food, to get fit and, most importantly, to have fun!

We are by no means experts in growing vegetables. This project will be a steep learning curve for us all and hopefully the skills acquired will stay with the young people and inspire them.

Mulholland Aftercare Services (MACS) is a voluntary, charitable organisation with offices in Belfast, Downpatrick and the Colin area. We develop, promote and provide a range of services, which includes housing, mentoring and floating support projects for young people aged 16-25 who have experienced care, have had contact with health and social services trust and/or are vulnerable. These services will integrate them into a network which includes housing, employment, recreation, education, and personal development opportunities.

Pumpkin October
Barbara Pilcher and Cherrie McIlwaine make a return visit to the allotment.

It's time to do some serious weeding and tend to the winter crop.


It's time to harvest some crops and time to plant others. watch...»

Bottle Bed April
The Gardener's Corner team pay a visit to the allotment. watch...»
Daffodil March
Spring has arrived. That means planting and mulching. watch...»

The young people of MACS get stuck in to clearing the allotment. watch...»


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