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Upcoming Events at Brigit's Garden

  • May 3 2015

May Day Eco Fayre

Date: May 3, 2015 at 12:30 PM

May Day Eco Fayre
Sunday May 3rd 12:30 5:30

Duncan Stewart, of RTE's Eco Eye, will launch 'Nature's Power' at Brigit's Garden

*Shuttle service from Kilannin Church will be available all day. *

Join us for action-packed day for all ages and learn about small steps you can take to become more eco-wise.

Renewables in action: solar, wind, hydro and biomass
Workshops, information and demonstrations: information stalls in the marquee with renewable energy companies and sustainability groups. Bee-keeping, vegetable growing, gardening and other demos in the gardens
'Grow it yourself' advice: see vegetables and herbs growing in our polytunnel and get advice on how to grow at home
Plant stalls: flowers, vegetables and herbs
Kids' activities: meet Guzzler, the big green energy guy! Use your own energy to generate electricity and work the fountain; add your ideas to the Intention Tree; burn off some energy with the Tug-of-war and have lots of fun!
Explore our new Sun Trail, interactive fountain and hydro unit, and the Sustainability Zone

 

Information and energy stalls
Carey Glass – solar energy www.careyglass.com
Elementary Energy – biomass boilers, wind, solar, heat recovery www.elementaryenergy.ie
Tipperary Energy Agency – advice on all renewable energies www.tea.ie
SEAI – advice on renewables and grants available www.seai.ie
Solar Coop – interactive solar energy

Plant stalls
Polytunnel - salad and herb sales
Blue Poppy Nursery

Demonstrations
Connemara bee-keepers with David Geoghegan
Polytunnel – how to grow it yourself, vegetables and herbs
Herb walks with Lisa Brooks
Steiner education – arts and crafts
How much electricity does it use? – try different appliances and you may be surprised
Thatching with Ronan Finn

Interactive energy features: have a go!
- Spiral pump at fountain
- Hydro and wind unit
- Eco-playhouses
- Hand-crank generator

Speakers:
2:30 Duncan Stewart
of RTE's Eco Eye
3:30 Kevin Dudley of Cultivate.ie 'What is sustainable living and how can we make our life-styles more sustainable?'

 Normal admission applies, no extra charges.
Members are free!

The Garden Café will be open for delicious lunches and teas
Click here for more on our Nature's Power project

 

 


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