Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Food Fight

Food Fight! Present:

Growing Food Building Communities
A Presentation & Discussion on Community Gardens

A presentation by Miriam Turley ( Eglantine Community Garden , Belfast ), & Seoidin O'Sullivan (The South Circular Road Food Garden Project, Dublin ).

Wednesday 20th May

Seomra Spraoi
Dinner Served 7-8pm

Presentation kicks off at 8pm

Food Fight!:

Food Fight! is a monthly food/politics info night & cafe at Seomra Spraoi. Take some generous lashings of sustainable food, whizz it up with flavoursome talks, films & presentations and you're in for a tasty treat. It's for anyone passionate about food & changing the world...

The South Circular Road Food Garden Project: Dublin

The South Circular Road Food Garden Project began in April 2007 when a collective from the recently evicted Dolphins Barn Garden (2005-2006) decided to continue the project on a new site. They have a derelict site, once a car park on loan from ST Salvage Company that they have converted into a community food garden. Seoidin will talk about the history of the project and bring people up to date on community and educational initiatives that they are currently involved in."

The Eglantine Community Garden (The Anarchist Plot): Belfast

The Eglantine Community Garden has achieved lots of things in its 5 year lifetime. It has provided a community space for people who would have been strangers to become neighbours. It has been a training ground for community organisers and community gardeners. It's a wildlife space, and things can get pretty wild on friday nights. Islamophobes have been seen out gathering up rubbish with the objects of their fear. We met a 97 year old local resident and started a local history project.

Where does the food come in? To be honest, it hasn't featured highly to date. The idea of community food production has attracted a lot of people to the site, but the production is not what you might call intensive. But from this month 8 people have their own plots, and are learning to grow with the help of gardening workshops. And some of us are starting to look a bit more closely at food production methods. Working on and using the site has embedded it in people's hearts, and protected it for the future. In the future perhaps it will significantly contribute to the diet of the local population.

Seomra Spraoi is Dublin 's autonomous social centre.

Cafe every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm with food at recession friendly suggested donations we believe healthy food is a right not a privilege.

10 Belvedere Court

Off Gardiner Street

Map & more info at

1 comment:

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South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project

The South Circular Road Community Food Garden Project started in April 2007. We have a derelict site on loan from ST Salvage Company that we have converted into a community food garden. This is a continuation of the initial successful Dolphins Barn Community squatted food garden that was on the canal from 2005 -2007.