Dublin City Farm @ St Anne's Park!
The Dublin City Farm & Ecology Centre is a fantastic project currently underway in St. Anne's Park. The farm is set to open this September 2018 and is run by a group of people who are passionate about the environment, sustainability animals and fresh produce.
According to their website - www.dublincityfarm.ie;
"The Dublin City Farm Project is small-scale, non-profit, traditional farm set in the urban park surroundings of St Anne’s Park. The Dublin City Farm aims to function as a centre for knowledge, for teaching and for interaction between people, plants, animals and ecology. The Farm has its roots set firmly in the past with the use of traditional breeds of farm animals and old native seeds. The future of the farm extends beyond the confines of the Park to the local communities providing access to structural learning and modern environmentally sustainable practices.
Our objectives are:
To involve and educate the young people in the Dublin urban area with the necessary skills to manage a farm or a small area of land for growing food and raising animals organically.
To provide training to the surrounding community so as to enrich their own personal
space with sustainable food and environmental practices.
To be a platform where local community groups and organisations can find a common ground and collaborate together.
To inspire a transition within the Dublin region from intensely chemically grown food to locally sourced organic vegetables and fruit."
The initiative is completely non-profit, and via their Facebook page are providing updates on their progress. At the moment, they are on the lookout for a chicken coop, so if you or anyone you know is interested in donated one you aren't using, please get in touch with them!
Well done to all involved - we're certainly looking forward to seeing what's in store for The Dublin City Farm over the coming months!