Friday, September 13, 2013

Dublin Community Gardens Harvest Festival Sat 14th Sept

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 dublincommunitygrowers@gmail.com.

7 comments:

Betty said...

How exciting. Wish I was there to see it all.

Kathleen said...

I was only reading about a community garden over the last few days in Churchfield I think it was? A spin off from the TV programmes they did on allotments.

Peggy said...

Betty, I wish I had been there to see it also, it seemed to have something for everyone!

Peggy said...

Kathleen,I know there are City Council allotments there but not a community garden, will have to investigate!

Kelli said...

Looks good. Great to hear of events and projects.

Dee Sewell said...

I'm fairly certain there's lots of community gardens in Cork. Here's a link to a network group (that you have to sign in to to check http://communitygardennetwork.ning.com/) but if you dont want to you can just contact the regional rep listed on the front page and she can let you know. Also a Cork Food Web which I think lists some :-)

Marie said...

Your blog looks a bit like mine...not many posts over the last few months! I've had computer problems, a husband who was long overdue returning from out of town (long story I explain on a post about two weeks ago) and camera problems. Now, I am back in full force and trying to do better at being a blogger and keeping up with everyone! Hope all is well with you and yours!