Food growers and garden-enthusiasts, this one’s for you.
Next Friday, 20 October, the Harbour Hotel will host the Community Gardens Harvest Celebration Seminar, organised by three major groups.
The free event will see speakers including; Charles Dowding, proponent of ‘No Dig’ gardening and a regular guest on BBC radio & television; Dr Colin Sage, University College Cork & Cork Food Policy Council; Dee Sewell, Greenside Up & Community Gardens Ireland and representatives from Galway Community Gardens.
European Green Leaf, European Region of Gastronomy and Galway City Partnership have teamed up to create this special seminar.
The event will take place from from 2 pm to 5pm.
The celebration will continue into the weekend, with the Community Harvest and Halloween Vegan Pot Luck by Galway Vegan Community and Third Space Galway, in Arus Na Gael on Sunday 22nd October, 1-3pm.
This event will include a talk on Food Democracy, sustainable and community food growing from Eimhin David Callahan, co-founder of the Food Commons, Birr Community Growery.
As it’s coming up to Halloween, all are invited to dress up and play traditional Irish Halloween games. Why not bring your favourite vegan snack, dish, dessert or beverage – homemade or shop-bought.
(As long as it’s vegan.)
Arlene Finn, European Green Leaf Coordinator said: “Community Gardens are welcoming, vibrant spaces for volunteers to learn about growing fruit, vegetables – and themselves!
“They are fantastic spaces to meet like-minded people and to share in the enjoyment of being involved in a community project.
“More importantly, they contribute to our knowledge of local, organic, food production – as we become a more urban society, we have lost our knowledge and abilities to produce food. Community Gardens play an essential role in restoring this knowledge.
“These events give people an opportunity to find out more about growing their own food, and about the Community Garden Network in Galway – all are welcome to come along.”
This is a free event, but due to space limitations, registration is required through https://galwayharvestseminar2017.eventbrite.ie or by contacting Arlene Finn, European Green Leaf Coordinator Arlene.firstname.lastname@example.org or 091 536 840.