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Archive for August 24th, 2008

An event to highlight the importance of Local Food Production-Sunday 28th September, 11.30am-7pm.

 

Due to the rising costs of fossil fuels and the effects of climate change, the security of global food production is in jeopardy. As awareness grows, the importance of producing food locally is becoming apparent and tangible solutions need to be developed.

 

This year An Sanctoir – a 30 acre holistic community owned and run project just outside the village of Ballydehob, West Cork, has begun to look at community food-growing activities and is taking part in this year’s Growing Awareness farm walk programme. The guided walk will take in the Nature Trail which supports a wide variety of wildlife and habitat areas, and will finish in the new Forest Garden Project begun this spring. The full days’ programme will include a selection of speakers, demonstrations and activities on topics such as: Beekeeping; Working Horses: Community and Schools Gardens; Allotments and Vegetable Box Schemes; Fruit and Nut Growing; Basket Making; Seed Saving and much more.

Come along and enter the Heaviest Pumpkin and the Largest Diameter Sunflower Head competitions, and enjoy the on site Cafe from the deck of a 40ft Pirate Ship whilst being serenaded by local musicians! People are also welcome to bring a picnic.

The Café will be raising funds towards the running costs of the event and there will be no admittance charge. We therefore encourage people to donate generously, and all profits will be put forward to help pay for the wheelchair accessible pathways recently put in place in the An Sanctoir Forest Garden.

 

Event Co-Ordinator: Caz Jeffreys email: cazjeffreys@gmail.com 028 25978

This event is supported by Sustain West Cork and West Cork Community Partnership. Further volunteer support and sponsors welcome.

Check out our website for the full programme at www.ansanctoir.ie

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