The first Cork Food Harvest Festival held by Cork Food Policy Council will take place over the weekend of October 19th, 20th and 21st, celebrating the wealth of community food and growing initiatives across Cork. The festival will commence on Friday October 19th at 1pm with a ‘A Taste of Cork’ meal prepared by culinary students from CIT Tourism & Hospitality Department. This features a 3-course meal with tea/coffee at €20 per person. To book, email Roisin.Clancy@cit.ie or phone 0214335820.
That evening, SHEP Earth Aware will screen The Soil Solution to Climate Change at Social Health Education Project, Village Chambers, The Village Centre, Station Road, Ballincollig at 7:30pm.
On the Saturday, a schedule of free events, tours, workshops, talks, demonstrations and tastings will take place in venues across Cork city and county. These initiatives will provide opportunities for the public to come and learn about food – how to grow it, cook it, share it and enjoy it.
Members of the public will be invited to the social enterprise Roots Coffee House and Beech Hill Garden Centre in Montenotte to take part in a green leafy vegetable workshop, harvest crafts and a tasting event. In North Cork, at IRD Duhallow, gardeners are invited to come and learn about how to prepare a garden in the spring, by protecting it during the winter.
The festival will culminate with a fun family day in Fitzgerald’s Park on Sunday Oct. 21st. This will include a free World Food Day Feast: a vegetable curry cooked with produce from local community growing initiatives and donated food. There will be talks from Philip Allen of Lagan Valley Permaculture Networking on ‘A Healthy Economy’ at 2pm; Dr Eoin Lettice of UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences on ‘The Root of the Matter: Plant/soil interactions for sustainable food production’ at 2:45pm; and journalist Fiann O’ Nuallain, AKA The Holistic Gardener, on ‘Growing Health’ at 3:30pm in Cork Public Museum. Community groups engaged in the theme of food harvest will host stands and demonstrations. There will be live music for all the family and much more. Attendance is free.
To download the flyer click here
For more information contact Keelin Tobin, Cork Food Policy Council Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org