Come and join in the fun at our Dublin Community Growers Harvest Festival on Saturday 3rd September, from 12:00 to 5:00pm. Along with music , food, face painting and games, you can find information on how to grow your own fruit and vegetables on a balcony, or how to join a community garden.
The day is free and is very much a family event!
Why should you get involved in a community garden?
There are numerous reasons but we will give you just two:
- One: you will be producing organic fruit and vegetables for your family to eat. Remember that a healthy diet, low in fat and salt, and high in fruit and vegetables, is a significant factor in reducing the risk of heart disease.
- Two: community gardens in Dublin produce lots of organic vegetables which are grown right on our doorsteps. Therefore, these gardens are helping to save the planet by reducing our carbon footprint.
You can join a community garden free of charge. All you are asked to give is your time, a couple of hours a week. In return, you get access to fresh vegetables, and the company of like minded individuals.
With over 46 community gardens in Dublin to choose from, it has never been easier to join. Information about them is available on the gardens section of the website.
“Planting a garden isn’t just about growing veggies. It’s about cultivating the seeds that grow strong communities”Jairo Javier, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Chicago
2016 Dublin Harvest Festival Poster: you can download and pin it on your work, school, ect. noticeboard to let colleagues and friends know.