Wednesday, 15th August 2012
As you will be aware the 4th annual GIY Gathering takes place on the 15th and 16th of September as part of the Waterford Harvest Festival in Waterford City. This year's event has a truly international feel, bringing together some of the world's leading experts and advocates on food growing from Ireland, UK, US and New Zealand. Speakers include a BBC Gardeners World presenter, the head gardener from River Cottage and the inspiration for Michelle Obama's White House garden.
There will be events taking place in 5 locations the Theatre Royal, Greyfriars, 2 theatres in the new Museum and the Large Room in City Hall. We need the help of volunteers to make the Gathering a success.
On Sunday there will be a Market on the Quay, they are expecting 50,000 people so we need all the help we can get. We are asking if people could volunteer for a half day on Sunday either 9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm, So that our volunteers have an opportunity to see the other events that are going on during the festival.
Wyse Park Community Garden
Explore Waterford’s Woodlands at Glenshelane
This weekend get out of the city and explore a beautiful Waterford woodland with the Native Woodland Trust on a free guided walk. Join us on Saturday 18th August at 12:00 at Glenshelane Woods just outside Cappoquin, less than an hour from the city. If you are interested in Irish woodlands or would just like to get out for a healthy, fun and informative walk then join us on Saturday. This guided walk is free of charge and all the family is welcome.
The Native Woodlands Trust is an Irish non-government charity that is actively protecting and enhancing Irish native woodland. Native woodland, as in woods made up of native trees such as oak, ash or hazel, is a rare habitat in Ireland. The Native Woodland Trust protects this important Irish natural resource through building public awareness at our walks and talks and through direct action such as native tree planting and woodlands protection. We currently have five reserves throughout Ireland including one in Waterford City at Gracedieu.
Join us on Saturday to learn about Irish woodlands and the activities of the Native Woodlands Trust in Waterford. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome.
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Making Hay while the Sun ShinesNaturally, by the time that you read this editorial the weather will have changed majorly several times and we will have experienced lashing rain, snow, gale force winds and hailstones but the thing is that for about the first time this year we have experienced some really good weather that lasted for more than the usual 20 minutes to half an hour. As a nation we are obsessed by the weather and its entirely understandable. It is so variable and in such a constant flux that …
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