Galway Food Festival 2018

The 7th Galway Food Festival have announced a programme of events which will showcase the emerging food-growing culture of Galway’s Westside area. The West of Ireland’s premiere food festival will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, from March 29th to April 2nd, and as part of this year’s festival theme of ‘Planting Seeds’ will foreground the increasing importance of urban agriculture in our cities.

Urban agriculture is increasingly seen as vital to the future of our cities and towns as our urban populations grow rapidly and calls continue for a more ecological and sustainable lifestyle.  Urban agriculture can tackle food poverty, maximise health and wellness, and empower communities and citizens.  People often don’t know what’s in the food they eat, how it’s produced, who produces it, or where it comes from and this is a major problem. A number of new and exciting community food initiatives have developed or sprung up in the last few years which seek to address these issues, including the Third Space Galway’s Edible Forest Garden, the Westside Community Garden, a hügelkultur beside the Westside Youth Project, and the Shantalla Allotments.

Through an inspiring mix of demonstrations, tours, talks, workshops, and even a film screening, Food Fest Goes West will encourage awareness of food production as well as help people to make informed choices that support health, the environment, and community and farming livelihoods.

The Galway Food Festival celebrates the city and county’s culinary landscape, showcasing the people, produce and passion that have firmly established Galway as the Food Capital of the West and features five days of open-air markets, food trails, family fun and much, much more.

For bookings and more information visit Galway Food Festival.


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