Slow in the City

03 Nov

National College Art & Design (NCAD), Thomas St., Dublin

The EPA Stop Food Waste programme is delighted to be part of Slow Food Dublin‘s annual food festival, Slow in the City, on Saturday November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd in the heart of Dublin city. Held in the yard of the National College of Art and Design, The Market will showcase some of the best of Dublin’s current food and drink producers and businesses. There will be a food waste panel at 1pm on Sunday followed by a home composting workshop at 2pm. Tickets for the event at NCAD are on sale for €10, free for children under 12. The ticket will allow you to access all three areas of the festival, with a policy of first come first served for The Workshop and The Symposium.

At the Soil Symposium, attendees can dive into an in-depth, informative day exploring talks and panel discussions on growing, composting, soil degradation and the importance of soil in an urban environment, with speakers including the growing community in Dublin, Aaron Jewel of Permascape , Bríd Carter from Neighbourfood Glasnevin, Sustainable Food Dublin, and Craig Benton of Stop Food Waste.

The Workshop will be an intimate space for learning and sharing, with a line-up of tutorials, demonstrations and hands-on workshops for children and adults. For kids, there is a butter-making class in the morning, then chef Erica Drum of Drums Kitchen will host a soda breadmaking class, and Devin O’Sullivan from FEAST Ireland, the sustainable schools initiative, will be bringing kids through a tasting of Irish artisan foods. Later in the day, Eoin Cluskey of Bread 411 and Niall O’Sullivan, head chef of Bang Restaurant will be creating a Zero Waste Workshop; Craig Benton from Stop Food Waste will be demonstrating the art of composting; a special “Tasting of Ireland’s Historic Liquid; Aqua Vitae brought back to life” by Off the Cuffe; beer tasting with local brewery Dot Brew, and lots more.

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