FREE – Food and Gardening Heritage and Permaculture workshop
with Third Space Galway, permaculture advisor Hannah Mole and special guest on Galway’s Food Heritage, Derrick Hambleton, from An Taisce
Saturday 26th August
Venue: Arus na Gael (meeting place – followed by walk along the canal )
Explore the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Sustainable Organic Food growing practices in Galway City 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, sustainable urban food growing and natural resource production.
This workshop will be helpful to those with an interest in:
-Heritage food and gardens
-Biodiversity and The National Pollinator Plan
-Public space landscaping and Urban Design
-Food Coop Culture
And those simply interested in Permaculture, nature, heritage, Food, plants and community.
Find out more about Galway’s latest City Centre series of Postcard Permaculture, Biodiversity and Heritage Gardens and demonstration 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” Hannah Mole
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, food Sovereignty, permaculture and regenerative design.
Our Permaculture project intentions are growing healthy and nutritious organic food locally, in the city Centre, accessible to everyone; creating a participatory arts platform for 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, reviving lost traditions and on top of that, creating beautiful places to just ‘be’ in!
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…
**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!**
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