The Potting Shed & Amach Anseo Community Garden
Saturday 14th September 2019
3pm - 6pm
Dún na nGall (Fort of the Foreigners) is hugely privileged to have a diverse population with a breadth of experiences and traditions, yet we rarely have an opportunity to learn about the many customs and skills that people in our community practice. The purpose of this event is to create dialogue through creativity, a conversation through sharing, a friendly space for people to come together and have fun whilst learning about each other through making.
Through the collective experience of preparing and sharing bread, Born & Bread will use Amach Anseo’s newly built wood-fired oven alongside an open firepit to allow griddle and hotplate breads to be prepared as well as traditional Irish soda bread.
We chose to work with the theme of bread because bread is a staple food popular around the world and in every household in Ireland and is one of the world’s oldest foods, prepared by the simple process of baking a dough of flour and water. The virtually infinite combinations of different flours and differing proportions of ingredients, has resulted in the wide variety of types, shapes, sizes, and textures available around the world. Bread has come to take on significance beyond mere nutrition, standing as a metaphor for hospitality and welcome, evolving into a fixture in religious rituals, secular cultural life and language.
The event has been organised with the guidance of Donegal Intercultural Platform, a voluntary organisation made up of individual members and affiliated organisations who are interested in building inclusion and equality in Donegal.
The event is free and open to all. It is being held outdoors so wrap warm and dry.