Woodfired oven pizzas will be served, alongside freshly-pressed apple juice and delicious coffee!
By Elizabeth Lee
AN GAIRDÍN Beo is hosting a very special event this Saturday, 18 March, to celebrate National Tree Week.
The organisers are participating in a fantastic initiative by the Gaelic Woodland Project Flash Fundraiser for a Forest.
Funds from the campaign will help to purchase 23 acres of land in the Upper Boyne area of Co Meath for habitat regeneration. This site will include ten acres of native woodland, four acres of native grasses and meadow, and nine acres of regenerated wetland.
The site apparently has huge ecological potential for tiered native woodland with grassland and meadow, and a regenerated wetland with wet woodland.
The land is for sale now with an asking price of €170,000. The GWP has agreed a purchase price of €150,000, but it only has until the end of March to raise the funds to buy the land at this price. As of 10 March, €17,500 had already been raised.
The GWP has committed that communities which organise fundraisers will be offered a patch or grove in the forest commensurate with the level of support. GPW will also provide a certificate of the contribution towards what will be an historical event.
The event in An Gairdín Beo will take place from noon to 2pm.
They’ll have the cob oven fired up early and fresh homemade pizzas will be on the menu as well as delicious homemade salads and maybe even a bun or two. They’ll also have a pot of tea brewing and there will be fresh apple juice for sampling from An Gairdín Beo’s own orchard.
Musical entertainment will be by The Bolton School of Music trad group and the Carlow Ukulele Players.
Organisers are hoping that their regular friends and supporters will come along and join them for this very special ticketed event. Tickets are €15 per person, with accompanying children €5 each, and are available to purchase online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/587099258687
Tickets are limited, so once they’re released, get yours quickly!
Check out the Gaelic Woodland Project Fight for our Forests campaign at https://gaelicwoodlandproject.com/fight-for-our-forests-march-2023/