‘It’s in Our Nature’ Permaculture & Heritage Gardening August 26th

FREE – Food and Gardening Heritage and Permaculture workshop

with Third Space Galway, permaculture advisor Hannah Mole and special Galway’s Food Heritage guest Derrick Hambleton, from An Taisce

as part of Galway City Heritage Week Events

Saturday 26th August
11am-3pm

Venue: Arus na Gael (meeting place – followed by walk along the canal )

Explore your Natural and Cultural Heritage of Sustainable Organic Food growing practices in Galway City Centre in a day long event, and see how we can revive lost traditions through applied Permaculture principles and design as a Sustainable and environmental friendly approach to maintaining local biodiversity, urban food and natural resource production.

This workshop will be helpful to those with an interest in:
-Sustainable Living, Food Coop Culture
-Heritage food and gardens, Biodiversity
-Urban home gardens
-Community gardens
-Public space landscaping and Urban Design
(- including guerilla gardening!)
And those simply interested in Permaculture, nature, heritage, plants and community.

Find out more about Galway’s latest City Centre series of Postcard Heritage Gardens and demonstration permaculture and Food Forests sites along the canal in Galway’s Westend.
We will spend most of the workshop out and about along the recently community-created ‘Permaculture Trail’ along the canal where we can see permaculture and Sustainable heritage gardening principles and design in action.

We plan to have a shared lunch during the workshop so please bring a dish (vegetarian/vegan) to share and something to drink.

Also Please bring pictures or details of your own plot be it a balcony or a city park! We will allocate time to a mini ‘Permaculture Design Clinic’ where we can generate ideas and solutions to aspects of our own projects.

‘Permaculture gardening goes far beyond ‘landscaping’ or maintaining a vegetable plot… In an urban context it works to integrate the abundant resources of people and community, city ‘waste’ and ‘resource’ streams, unique micro-climates, and more; Our project intentions are growing healthy and nutritious organic food locally, accessible to everyone, creating art, culture, community and celebration; building community in ways that are environmentally friendly and regenerative- providing City Centre refuge for pollinators ( and humans! ) contributing to air quality, responsibly collecting and using rainwater and so on, reviving lost traditions and on top of that, creating beautiful places to just ‘be’ in too!

Some things to note
**We will start on time! If you are unable to make it for 11 am please join us along the canal during the day…

**Meeting at 11 a.m. at Arus Na Gael, as part of inaugural talks at the Tiny Traders Market, for initial introductions

**The workshop, is part of a FREE ongoing series of Permaculture workshops run by Third Space Galway, as part of their ‘Permaculture in the City’ and Food Soverneighty project, with the costs of running the workshops kindly covered by Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB)

As such we are required to take some details of participants including name and pps number so please do have this information with you. We would appreciate your co operation in this in order to continue to offer free trainings- however, if you are unable or unwilling to supply such details please don’t let that deter you – it is not obligatory and we respect your right to choose not to divulge!**

Our aims are to develop a Food Commons accessible to everyone in the city centre, preserve and regenerate the natural and cultural heritage and biodiversity of the area, and educate people about mindful, sustainable living, permaculture and regenerative design.

For further information please contact 0872201972 or email thirdspacegalway@gmail.com and for further information please visit www.thirdspacegalway.ie
http://www.heritageweek.ie/

News Article: http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/94694/free-food-growing-heritage-gardening-and-permaculture-workshop?utm_source=more