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Harvest Festival Press Release: 5th September 2013

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 a cookery demonstration. There will be face painting, flower pot painting and story-telling for children.

The festival will also 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.

Dublin Community Growers is a voluntary group dedicated to helping people set up community gardens around Dublin City. It is a wholly voluntary, non-profit, and anyone who is interested in community gardening can join. There is a network made up of over 35 community garden groups.

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