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Cork City ‘Ships to Shore’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2010

April 1, 2010
  • MIchael Hoobs aka Neptune!

  • All future chairmen and women of Cork Environmental Forum will be vetted for stilt-walking skills from now on...

  • Kieran McDonogh, Vice-chair of Cork Environmental Forum

  • Umbrellas by Ruth. (Fortune)

  • Umbrellas by Ruth. (Fortune)

  • Umbrella by Anna. (Aherne and clan)

  • Ivan McCutcheon. Yes, they are wings...

  • The Butt of many jokes.

  • Bernie Connolly, Treasurer of CEF

  • Huge crowds gathered to watch the Cork Environmental Forum procession. As an added bonus there was also a St. Patrick's Day parade the same day...

‘Growing Together’

March 10, 2010

Saturday 6th March – Fota House

  • Ryan Howard, Chief Executive, SECAD, pictured speaking at the launch of 'Growing Together', a community food training event organised by SECAD and the Cork Environmental Forum in association with Cork County Council , in Fota House on Saturday.

  • Michael Ahern, TD, pictured speaking at the launch of 'Growing Together', a community food training event organised by SECAD and the Cork Environmental Forum in association with Cork County Council , in Fota House.

  • All of the workshops were full. Michael Hobbs (Chairman, CEF) also filmed the workshops.

  • Fota House - a wonderful venue for the event. Also pictured is the Eco-Bus parked outside who catered for the event.

  • Top deck Eco-Bus - the chillout zone...

  • John Dolan, founder of the Bantry Community Supported Agriculture project giving his talk on CSA.

  • Eoin O'Callaghan of the Carrigaline Allotments group giving his talk.

  • Yum yum!

  • Ciaran Walsh, Grow It Yourself Ireland, Eoin O'Callaghan, Carrigaline Allotment Group, and John Dolan, Bantry Community Supported Agriculture, showed guests how to grow their own fruit and vegetables at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Ann-Marie and John Hennessy with their children, Colm, 13, Sean, 3, and Aoife, 9, pictured aboard the Eco Bus Cafe at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Jamie McCarthy, Youghal, and Maria Walsh, Limerick, pictured at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Regina and Dave Dorgan with their children Eoghan, 11, Aaron, 2, and Sarah-Kate, 7, from Ladysbridge pictured at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Barbara, Matthew, aged 2 months, Christopher, aged 3, and Rory O'Donnell from Cloyne pictured at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Ryan Howard, Chief Executive, SECAD, Michael Hobbs, Chairman, Cork Environmental Forum, Michael Ahern, TD, Ross Curley, Research Officer, SECAD, and Patrick Treacy, Development Co-ordinator, Cork Environmental Forum.Pic Diane Cusack

  • Michael Ahern, TD, pictured speaking at the launch of 'Growing Together', a community food training event organised by SECAD and the Cork Environmental Forum in association with Cork County Council , in Fota House. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Ryan Howard, Chief Executive, SECAD, pictured speaking at the launch of 'Growing Together', a community food training event organised by SECAD and the Cork Environmental Forum in association with Cork County Council , in Fota House on Saturday.Pic Diane Cusack

  • Pic Diane Cusack

  • Children pictured learning about the wrongs of dropping rubbish during a puppet show at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

  • Children pictured learning about the wrongs of dropping rubbish during a puppet show at 'Growing Together'. Pic Diane Cusack

South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) and Cork Environmental Forum (CEF) in association with Cork County Council proudly hosted ‘Growing Together’ – a community food training event in Fota House on Saturday 6th March 2010.

This was a free event which aimed to inform the general public on topics such as local foods, allotments, community supported agriculture, GIY (Grow-It-Yourself), composting, Slow Food and much more – all in the exquisite surrounds of Fota House.

For our younger enthusiasts there was be an environmentally themed puppet show and fantastic food was provided by ‘The Eco Bus Caf’.

The day consisted of various workshops and short interactive sessions with key speakers and exhibitors including;

Claire Osborne- Mandala of Community Gardens Project.
Rupert Hugh Jones- Local food entrepreneur as seen on RTE’s Higher Ground.
John Dolan- Bantry Community Supported Agriculture founder.
Eoin O’Callaghan- Carrigaline Allotment Group.
Donal O’Leary- Waste Down.
Naomi Fein- GIY & Cork Food Web.
Michael Woulfe- Bee Keeper.

Blackpool City Farm and Family Fun Day

March 1, 2010

Blackpool City Farm and Family Fun Day – Sunday, 28th March 2010 (2pm-5pm)

 

Cork City Council is inviting the public to experience a rural farmyard in an urban setting as part of the 7th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival.

Things to do and see at the farm:

  • see and pet a wide variety of farm animals

  • attend an indoor workshop 2.30pm-4.30pm facilitated by the Graffiti Theatre Company and have fun making paper chickens. Places are limited to 10 children (4-8 year olds) per workshop – children must be accompanied by an adult

  • view the vintage tractors

  • stroll through the allotments and pick up tips from a horticulturist

  • sample the delights on offer from the farmers market

  • relax for a coffee at the seasonal greenhouse café and view the hand crafted garden furniture on sale

  • free face painting and balloon modeller

  • play in the safe toddler play park

  • enjoy the music by Mayfield Brass Band

  • for the more intrigued – tour the converted convent and learn about its present use

The event takes place on Sunday, 28th March 2010 (2pm-5pm) at the Cork Foyer Complex (site of ‘Corrigan’s City Farm’), Assumption Road, Blackpool – adjacent to the offices of the Revenue Commissioner.

Further information is available from Barry Waddingham, Cork Foyer Manager, 021 4288524.  

This event is part of the 7th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, taking place across the city from Monday, 22nd March to Sunday 28th March.

The Festival is organised by a steering committee drawn from the Cork City Learning Forum, set up by the Cork City Development Board, and its main sponsors are Cork City Council, City of Cork VEC & FETAC (Further Education & Training Awards Council).

During Festival week there are events for all ages – and all of them are free!

Printed programmes are available from all participants, including all branches of Cork City Libraries, from 12th March – and the programme will be online – www.corkcity.ie/learningfestival

 

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