The 3rd annual Apple Festival and Community Fair takes place in the ecovillage at Cloughjordan. This festival, which coincides with the European Day of Sustainable Communities, celebrates the yield of apples, those that tend to the trees, who work the land and those who create delicious food.
The day features a number of talks, workshops and activities that are open to the public.
Highlights include delicious local food stalls, an apple baking contest, tours around the ecovillage, its orchards of heritage apples and a Heritage Day highlighting working animals and seed saving on the community farm.
It has been a great year for apples and at Féile na nÚll there will be a chance to get them juiced. Bring your apples for mashing and pressing and, if you have an apple pie or tart recipe you are proud of, consider entering the Apple Bake contest.
In the evening there will be a celebratory shared meal and open mic night for the Cloughjordan Community Farm 10th Anniversary Birthday! Bring a dish to share and an instrument to play!
This exciting programme of special events kicks off at 11am in and around the WeCreate enterprise centre, which is located off the Shinrone Road entrance to ecovillage.
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A short practical workshop on the importance of saving seed with Kevin Dudley.