We decided to give this year's Harvest Festival a 'Slow Food' theme and provide an array of dishes made from the vegetables, fruits and herbs grown in our garden whilst encouraging people to eat and to chat together.
|Picking Plums in the garden|
Much work was done in advance by volunteers picking, collecting, cooking and baking the harvest produce.
|Cepta picking berries from a hedgerow for tarts|
|Myriam & Sohiela harvesting Sloe Berries|
|Blackberry & Apple Tart|
|Times Past: Boiling Cabbage & Spuds on a traditional open fire|
|Baking Potatoes in the Garden Oven|
|Mayor Donal Lyons with Anh & Hung from Vietnam|
|Councillor Terry O'Flaherty has been a regular visitor to the garden over the years|
|Wildlife Food: Small Tortoise Butterfly enjoys an Oxide Daisy FLower in the Garden|
Last Saturday's event will be the first of many.
So thanks to the great team of garden volunteers (below) that made it all happen
|A group of visitors from Sandyvale Lawn|
|Visitors from the Insight Research Centre at NUI Galway|
|Happy Hay Girls! Johanna & Bernie from Crestwood|