I received this email recently asking for some exposure on the blog and I must say I am slightly, no ,very envious!I am not aware that we have any Community Gardens here in Cork ( please correct me if I'm wrong) let alone up to 35 which is the figure quoted here for the greater Dublin area.
I wish them every success with what is looking to be a fantastic day out for families interested in growing their own or becoming part of a group which does.
Dublin Community Growers are hosting their annual Harvest Festival in Wolfe Tone Park, Jervis Street, Dublin 1 on Saturday 14th September from 12 – 5 pm to demonstrate the benefits of organic food.
There is free entry into the event which will provide a variety of entertainment including live music from R3Winder and the Prairie Dogs, a pop up garden and children’s activities such as face-painting, flower pot painting and story-telling.
The festival is supported by Dublin City Council, who have stated:
“For the second year in a row, Dublin City Council are proud to support Dublin Community Growers Harvest Festival. It is a welcome addition to the City’s calendar of family-friendly events.”
The festival will feature workshops on bee keeping and apple pressing which will allow both adults and children to make their own apple juice using apples that have been collected from trees all over the city. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own apples for juicing. In addition, there will be an opportunity for everyone to get their hands dirty in seed bomb and grass head making.
As part of the festival, Dublin Community Growers are presenting a film screening of the acclaimed film “Vanishing of the Bees” in Dublin Food Co-Op on Thursday 12 September at 8 pm. The film examines the current agriculture landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between humans and honeybees.
The festival aims to bring different community gardeners together and to encourage others to set up their own community gardens.
Dublin Community Growers are a voluntary group dedicated to helping people set up community gardens around Dublin City. It is wholly voluntary and non-profit, and anyone who is interested in community gardening can join. There is a network made up of over 35 community garden groups.
For more information, please visit the Dublin Community Growers website
www.dublincommunitygrowers.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org.