Community activists in the Ballinfoile Mór area are calling on local residents to attend a meeting at 7.30pm next Tuesday in the Menlo Park Hotel and get behind efforts to organise a Community Harvest Festival in September that could become a major activity in the Galway city events calendar.
According to one of the organisers, Brendan Smith: “We want to use the opportunity of the Festival that will take place on September 10 to celebrate the work of volunteerism in the neighbourhood and to demonstrate how residents working together for the common good can improve the quality of life in their community. So the festival will be more than a display of locally grown fruit, herbs, and vegetables. It will also showcase the artwork, path-laying, performance stage, raised beds, fence-hurdling, willow sculptures, hedgerow planting, nature trails, scarecrow-making, multi-ethnic cuisine, carpentry, electrics, and plumbing carried out by volunteers of all ages and of all backgrounds in this wonderful eco-learning resource.
.“But at next Tuesday’s meeting, we are asking for further support for the garden from the local population in order to develop even further this public resource.