It's nice to hear that. Definitely the people involved with me in the project are lovely, with good ideas and a lot of passion. They also run permaculture classes, garden classes, beekeeping... Mike and Suzie are involved in community gardens too. She just did a workshop at the launching of a new National Irish Network called GIY (Grow It Yourself), www.giyireland.
And beside all the social commitment, they are a lot of fun!!Yu shoud see their mongolian ghers...
I took over the OOOOBY project last Monday. I am working as an intern for www.dulra.org.
I studied, at the University of Gastronomic Science sponsored by Slow Food, food and communication. The general idea is that I'll manage the promotion of the store. And on the creation of the store itself.
At the moment there are only scratches to work on: a small buyers' group already settled to expand, a network of local producers yet to be organized and a lot of information campaigns to be done.
The good thing is that Dulra is already known around for gardening, beekeeping, permaculture and so on classes.
If you have any advice to give me I would be very happy to hear from you.
Yeah I did, raging success by the look of the number of people there. Great atmosphere, cool having music and perfect weather. I'm looking forward to the market becoming more established and having access to some more local produce, as well as a little less hectic to give people time to meet.
It's been a real incentive to get in touch with more local people and involved with some of the garden projects around.
Sorry for the delay. By the middle of last week, all 20 spots filled up (just before the early bird deadline). I am considering a second group, however, which would likely begin on March 15 - would this be an interest for you? There would be no problem with a 1 year old, though I would have to check into whether the hotels would charge - I doubt it though. I should know if there will be a second trip by the end of September for sure.