Volunteers Needed for "Galway's Green and Growing Army", St. Patricks' Day Parade 2013, Galway city

Ballinfoile Mór Community Organic Garden at St. Patrick's Parade, Galway City, 2012
A Galway Green Army presence in St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Workshop & Sign Up: 7pm Friday (March 15) Cumann na bhFear. All Invited

Cumann na bhFear, Ballinfoile r Community Organic Garden, Westside Community Garden,  Scoil Cholmcille Castlegar, Conservation Volunteers Terryland Forest Park and Scoil Bhride Menlo are working together to use their presence in this month’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to promote an environmental message that is good for people, for wildlife and for the planet.

Scoil Bhríde Mionloch 'Forest' theme at St. Patrick's Parade, Galway City, 2012
Supported by Jen Hesnan and her team of artists that are being coordinated by Caroline McDonogh manager of this year's (& last year) St. Patrick Day's Parade, the different groups will have a series of complimentary themes that will emphasise a positive message to the world of a eco-friendly sustainable lifestyle.

With all of the recent controversy over the questionable contents and false labelling of processed meats and other packaged foodstuffs produced by corporations and sold through supermarket chains, the Ballinfoile  and Westside Community Organic Gardens presence will show how neighbourhoods can grow their own seasonal vegetables and  fruits organically in order not to damage soils, waterways, wildlife and the atmosphere.
'High Nelly' Bikes enthusiasts on tour along the Seven Galway Castles' Trail
The children of Scoil Cholmcille Castlegar will be dressed as exotic colourful scarecrows whilst those of Scoil Bhride Menlo will re-enact the history of  Seven Galway Castles (Slí na Caisleán) that forms an exciting new pedestrian and cycling heritage Greenway for Galway city.
Cumann na bhFear Float at St. Patrick's Parade, Galway City, 2012
The members of Cumann na bhFear (Mens’ Shed) Ballinfoile are repairing a fleet of vintage bicycles known as ‘High Nellys’  that will be available in a few months for visitors to communicate through the Terryland Forest Park and along the aforementioned Slí na Caisleán and other developing Off the Beaten Heritage Cycle trails.
Anyone interested in getting involved in the Parade through any of these eco-community groups should attend a workshop and registration at 7pm on Friday March 15th in Cumann na bhFear premises, Unit 1B Sandy Business Park. 

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