Dublin Harvest 2013

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Dublin Harvest Festival Poster Sept 2013


Contact the Event Manager:
Kevin Dennehy
email: kevindennehy@hotmail.com
mobile: 085 1003955

For general inquiries:
Robert Moss
email: dcgsecretary@gmail.com
mobile: 086 3579663

For information on getting a stall at the festival contact:
Mark Cooke
email: marktcooke@hotmail.com
mobile: 087 9554774

For information on the garden competition and pop up garden contact:
Gavin Kenny
email: gavkenny84@yahoo.com
mobile: 086 7354833

For information on garden produce donations contact:
Marion Kelly
email: marioncarmelites@yahoo.com
mobile: 086 8649678

For information on entertainment at the festival contact:
Marion Kelly

Read about planned events at Harvest 2013 here.


Location of Harvest Festival – Wolfe Tone Square, Jervis St. D1.

Wolfe Tone Square Map


Schedule of Events – Entertainment Marquee.

Clown Choir 12:00 12:30
Prairie Dawgs 12:30 14:00
Clown Choir 14:00 14:30
Book reading 14:30 15:00
Fossils/R3winder 15:00 16:30
Close 16:30

There will be giant games such as Chess, Connect 4, Jenga. Facepainting going on all day, also seedbomb making and grasshead making in one of the tents.

Stall Holders Tent

Tent No. Stall Holders
1 Dublin Community Growers
2 Healthy Food For All
3 Green Home
4 Dublin Cycling Campaign
5 Food Sovereignty
6 Community Supported Agriculture
7 Stop Food Waste
8 Dublin Food Cooperative
9 Walk
10 Heritage Garden
11 Mary May – Cakes & Candles
12 Dublin Bee Keepers
13 South Dublin Allotments
14 Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment
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16 Community Garden Network
17 Alucan

Film Screening to begin the Harvest Festival 2013:

As part of our Harvest Festival, we would like to announce that we 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 takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the disappearance of the honeybee worldwide. It also examines the current agriculture landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between humans and honeybees.

There will be preceded by a screening of “LifeLine”, a short 15 minute film by Greg Dunne on the old train line from Broadstone to Broombridge.

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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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Dublin City Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí launches The Dublin Harvest Festival 2013.

The Dublin Community Growers annual Harvest Festival is supported by the Dublin City Community Forum, An Taisce Green Home and Green Communities Programmes.

“Harvest 2013” … Greening our city from the roots up!

On the 7th March 2013, saw the Lord Mayor of Dublin hosting the launch of the 2013 Dublin Harvest Festival within the Mansion House. Many participants, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters, from across Dublin’s many community garden projects, participated in the launch of this year’s Dublin Harvest Festival, which is scheduled to be held in September.

On Saturday 14th September “Harvest 2013” will demonstrate that organic food need not be expensive, and can be accessible to all. During the event organically grown produce from Dublin’s Community Gardens will be exchanged for free with any individuals who want to join in the fun by pledging to help out with their local community garden.

The Lord Mayor said “As Lord Mayor of Dublin, I want to enable community groups to access sites across the city that are currently unused or unde-rutilised. These sites could enhance the quality of life of all of Dublin’s residents if put to interim use for community development and environmental improvement. Dublin’s allotments and community gardens provide a positive role model for such interim use of brown field sites. I believe that September’s Dublin Harvest Festival will provide a significant boost for community garden projects, and will assist in such projects being more widely considered as a suitable interim use for the many vacant sites across the city.”

The 2013 Dublin Harvest Festival will bring different community gardeners together to celebrate their brilliant gardens while also encouraging others in the community to get growing and to set up their own community gardens.