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Press Release- Village Forage Ballymore Eustace

 

Village Forage Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare 10th of October 2015  

Kildare County Council and Ballymore Eustace Tidy Towns Group would like to welcome everyone along to the Village Forage on the 10th of October 2015.  The event is being hosted in the Ballymore Eustace Community Resource Centre beside the Catholic Church in the centre of the village, opening at 10:30 am and closing at 5:00pm. 

The aim of this event is to assist those interested in learning more about the wild plants/trees/fungi in our locality and to demonstrate ways to harness and utilize these plants in a safe and sustainable way. The event will cover the basic rules of foraging, cooking or preserving wild plants. The Village Forage will introduce the public to a number of artisanal food and beverage makers who have an interest in sourcing wild foods. There will also be an exhibition on bee keeping running throughout the day in association with North Kildare Bee Keepers Association.

Experts will be on hand throughout the day to answer your queries about foraging and the wild larder.

Kids workshops on a nature and foraging theme will be led by a qualified arts facilitator in the Community Resource Centre, the kids programme runs throughout the day.

It is very important to remember that when foraging for wild food, you must be able to correctly identify what you are picking; otherwise you should not eat it.  Never eat any wild food without multiple sources of positive identification - do not eat any wild plants or mushrooms just from attending this event. No children should forage unsupervised. SOME WILD PLANTS AND MUSHROOMS IN IRELAND ARE DEADLY POISONOUS.

 

 

End                                                                                                                  7th October 2015

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