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Thank you to everyone who took part in our recently completed six-week Grow Your Own Food Course with Joanne.

We had over 100 participants online and enjoyed over 160 hours of online learning.


If you missed the course make sure you subscribe today to keep up to date with news and to learn more about our new online view on-demand course starting early January 2021 

Due to Covid 19 we are still closed to the public but we are available for any queries and please do check out our online one 2 one garden consultation if you need help planning your vegetable garden !

Session 3 Growing Beetroot from Seed Liv

About us

Started by owners Joanne and Milo Butler in 2009 OURganic Gardens has become an outdoor green space focused on food, sustainability, and horticulture.

We provide educational courses , volunteer days , experience and training as well as community garden events and garden walks at our home  in NorthWest Donegal.

Joanne Butler is a community garden activist who lives in Donegal . She runs a social enterprise OURganic Gardens in Gortahork .


Since 2013 she has been extremely busy showing people how to grow their own food, live sustainable lives and to look after the environment. Joanne’s started her social enterprise ‘OURganic Gardens’ by facilitating horticulture classes with community groups aided by the ETB and the local authority. Through her teaching she has worked with over 15 community gardens and has won awards with Save Our Planet, the Irish Food Writers Guild, JCI and has previously been shortlisted with a star award through Aontas – the National Adult Learning Organisation.


Joanne now runs her business from home – A four-acre site in Gortahork where she runs workshops on growing vegetables and designing food and permaculture gardens..  She has just completed her time on the ACORNS program for Women in Ireland as business entrepreneurs and is now creating online course content with the upheaval of Covid-19 .


Joanne lives with her husband and three amazing children who inspire her every day to keep going and help her help make for a vibrant, resilient community in Donegal.

Ag Fás an Síol

ÁR bpobal ÁR dtodhchaí ÁR mbia


Chuir na húinéirí, Joanne agus Milo Butler, tús leis an ghnó seo sa bhliain 2009. Tá gáirdíní OURganic anois ina spás glas lasmuigh atá dírithe ar bhia, ar inbhuanaitheacht agus ar ghairneoireacht.

Soláthraítear cúrsaí oideachasúil, laetha deonacha, taithí agus oiliúint chomh maith le himeachtaí pobail garradóireachta agus siúlóidí garradóireachta ag ár mbaile in Iarthuaisceart Dhún na nGall.

Déanann muid iarracht siúlóidí a chur ar fáil don phobal le braistint ‘ceangail’ le cá háit as a dtagann ár gcuid bia, le hiad a spreagadh le bheith feasach ar an chomhshaol, agus le maireachtáil níos neamhspleáchaí.



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