The Dublin City Community Forum’s 2014 Environmental Focus Group Seminar

Joint Event
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Venue: 
Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
Cost An Taisce Members: 
Free
Cost Non Members: 
Free

Water... Transparent Gold!

The Dublin City Community Forum’s 2014 Environmental Focus Group Seminar, on Saturday the 4th of October, will provide a variety of talks and presentations, which include Dublin’s urban growing movement. An area of keen interest will be the issue of water access for Dublin’s many community gardens and allotments. How will they survive water metering, and what are the alternatives? The impact of water charges will have an impact on the voluntary sector and perhaps nowhere more so than on urban growing.

Dublin City Deputy Lord Mayor will also be addressing the Dublin City Community Forum’s 2014 Environmental Focus Group Seminar which will be held on Saturday the 4th of October from 10 am in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

The environmental seminar itself will offer a wide variety of speakers that cover a diverse and colourful spectrum of environmental conservation and enhancement relevant to Dublin. As well as the Deputy Lord Mayor, speakers will include:

Dr. Michael John O’Mahony of An Taisce Environmental Education Unit will speak about the new Green Flag Award for Parks which is being piloted across the four Dublin local authorities and by the OPW.

Lynda Huxley from the Galway/Mayo IT Campus Swift Project will speak about the Dublin Swift Conservation Project, and how to help these unique summer visitors by installing Swift Boxes.

David Sheerin of Drimnagh Castle School will be telling us about the successes this school has had with An Taisce’s Green School’s Programme, and what it has delivered for the school.

There will also be presentations on; City Farms, Water Harvesting, Herbs from Gardens, and Community Supported Agriculture.

There will also be opportunities for the audience to join a Community Supported Agriculture project, and to participate in a community water access questionnaire.

There is now a very impressive community gardening movement up and running in Dublin that has attracted attention from as far away as Western Australia (ABC News), that has been used as a case study at European Cooperation in Science and Technology seminars in Sweden and elsewhere, and that community garden volunteers have been invited to speak about at study visits to the European Parliament.

Registration will be at 10 am. Attendance will be by RSVP only. Limited space means that those who don't RSVP will unfortunately not be admitted to the venue. To RSVP please contact:

Carmel McCartney Tel: 01 2222 855 Email: community.forum@dublincity.ie

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