Introducing Dublin’s first Harvest Festival
This will be held within Wolfe Tone Park, Jervis St. Dublin 1 on Saturday 29th September 2012, from 11am until 5pm. It is being organised by Dublin Community Growers, a voluntary non-profit organisation which was set up to support existing community gardens and promote the development of new ones. The core ethos of Dublin Community Growers is represented by social inclusion and environmental responsibility. During the event organically grown produce from Dublin’s Community Gardens will be exchanged for free with any individuals who want to join in the fun by pledging to help out with their local community garden. This could be with specific projects, or with the general maintenance and gardening that such projects always require a hand with. As well as helping with watering, weeding, and other activities, such participants will also be able to acquire the horticultural and administrative skills that community garden project volunteers need in order to maintain these garden projects.

Dublin’s first free Public Harvest Festival will also feature many Workshops, Presentations, Information Stalls, Live Music, Film Screenings, as well as a Seed Swap. Amongst other activities, school children will be able to get involved in “Seed Bomb” Workshops, and pressing their own organic apple juice. The Green Home Programme is funded by the EPA and along with Healthy Food for All, is one of the partner organisations supporting the Dublin Harvest Festival. They will be delivering presentations on their Green Home Programme which supports households in reducing their bills by also reducing their environmental impact. A representative from An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme will also be on hand to provide information and guidance to those looking to bring a positive environmental message back to their school community.

For information on what’s on when, check out the Dublin Community Growers website.