Tree Planting Party in Dunree
PEOPLE in the peninsula
are invited to don their wellies and spades and join
Transition Inishowen next month for a 'Tree Planting
Party' in Dunree. The event takes place on December
5 on the lands around Fort Dunree on the shores of
Lough Swilly with a big tea party planned afterwards
in the visitors' centre cafe.
"You are invited to bring wellies and a spade. Also
bring with you your favourite pie, cake, salad or
dessert to share with all the other folk who will be
doing the same," said organiser Bev Doherty.
Songs, music, games,
story-telling and dancing will also take place, she
said. "The bigger the crowd, the greater the craic.
There will be information on the growing worldwide
Transition Towns movement, and prizes for those
arriving using a more sustainable form of transport.
Finally if you have any ideas for a more sustainable
less money-orientated Christmas, bring those along
too," added Bev.
Transition initiatives have sprung up in Inishowen,
Derry, Donegal and Omagh and are grassroots
community responses to climate change, increasing
on finite oil reserves
and the economic downturn. The groups support each
another through creative discussions, showing films
and learning or relearning self reliance skills such
as growing and cooking your own food, foraging,
baking bread, insulating your house, making baskets
and reducing your carbon footprint. The Transition
ethos is “living better with less”. Many Transition
workshops and events in Inishowen were
oversubscribed this year and the group also
anticipates an enthusiastic crowd for the 'Tree
Planting Party'. The event takes place on Saturday,
December 5 at Fort Dunree from 11am. Everyone