Westside Community Arts & Biodiversity Project –
We are inviting local Community participation in a new Westside Edible Landscape & Arts initiative, between Third Space Galway and the Westside Youth Project, Conservation Volunteers Galway and Galway City Council.
Greening our cities and urban agriculture are increasingly seen as vital to the future of our cities and towns as our urban populations grow rapidly, and calls continue for a more ecological and sustainable way of life: our aims in this project are to rebuild and reconnect with nature in the city, by taking collective action in restoring our ecosystems, revitalizing local food supply chains, cocreating wildlife and biodiversity rich corridors and putting neglected and underutilized spaces to use.
For a Greener, Healthier, Community for all beings to live in, enjoy and flourish – we are inviting local cormmunity members to replenish their local ecosystems and personal growing spaces and plant a fruit or nut tree of choice in your garden… as part of a new initiative to reimagine and cocreate connected living systems, and wildlife havens, restoring and repairing the land, water and soils to abundant, edible landscapes.
This is part of a wider ‘Greening the City’ inititiative, rewinding and reimagining a return to eden, as part of a National Park City Plan, cocreating abundant edible ecological corridors and biodiversity rich neighborhoods, codesigned, mapping and documenting over time.
come join us on Saturday September 8th at 2.30-4pm to find out more information on the project and share with us your greening vision
Workshop will include hands on practical skills on organic fruit and nut tree growing and knowledge of local biodiversity and urban forest gardening
On Sat Sept 22nd from 11-1pm as part of Galway Green Festival, we will plant the first of these trees with the assistance of community members and Conservation Volunteers Galway
for further information or to express your interest in participation – please call 0872201972 or Kerry E’llen 087 9371619
The project proposes to initiate a transdisciplinary collaborative research and contemporary art programme, as part of a Sustainable city initiative, organizing discursive and skill sharing events and workshops, and devising models and strategies for community collaboration and exchange from diverse systems of knowledge, engaging groups and organizations from different disciplines, backgrounds and experiences, incorporating local communities, council authorities, environmental, arts, youth, schools and community cultural groups. Everyone is welcome to participate.