HOW WE WILL SPEND THE MONEY
Planting community orchards in urban areas with local neighbourhoods.
HARD / GRAFT is a sustainable community orchard proposed for community sites across Dublin 8 in tune with the seasons. Seoidin O’Sullivan, artist, will work with a rich local network while she is based in studio 468, St Andrew’s Community Centre, in Rialto Dublin 8. The studio is co-managed by Common Ground & Rialto Development Association (RDA).
Seoidin will work to create a network of local grafters and planters in 2017, planting a series of community orchards across Dublin 8 and 12. HARD / GRAFT will establish a Dublin Grafters Group.
The wonderful thing about trees and orchards are that they are low maintenance so you don’t need people to care for them as you would a garden. Yet the trees bear fruit every Autumn, connecting local children and residents living locally to a food source and to the magic of nature.
HARD /GRAFT will be a network of community orchards created through vibrant participation of local groups and residents. It will address issues of sustainable cities, land access, food access and common public spaces. The orchards will bear fruit every autumn, connecting local children and residents living locally to a food source and to the magic of trees.
“Trees are agents of generosity – cleaning our air, greening our cities and valuably connecting us to nature. The KBC Bright Ideas funding will go towards the purchase of trees and training on planting, grafting and pruning of trees for local project participants.”
Seoidin O’Sullivan, HARD / GRAFT