Spring Open Coffee Galway


The next Open Coffee Galway will take place next Monday and will have a focus on urban gardening! We will have a visit from Valerie O’ Connor. Val is a professional food photographer based in the sunny mid-west city of Limerick. Val is also a contributing editor to the Bridgestone Irish Food guides, a columnist at the Limerick Leader newspaper and currently studying Organic Horticulture and sustainability at The Organic College, An t’Ionad Glas in Drumcollagher, Co.Limerick.

She recently went on a solitary brigade to Cuba to see how the country has survived the peak oil crisis and turned it’s horticultural self around to a point where it can now actually feed all of her people. The Trip was organised by ICAP,  the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples which was founded on December 30 1960, as a result of the heat, enthusiasm and solidarity arose everywhere in the world after the victory of the Cuban Revolution.


When we import 90% of our fruit and vegetables, Ireland would have enough food to eat for about two weeks if our fuels were cut off and we suddenly had to fend for ourselves.
Cubans don’t have the luxury of emigrating when times get tough, they simply don’t have the money or freedom to do it like we do.

Val will speak about her trip to Cuba and urban gardening and how the Cubans manage their gardening.

We will also be hooking up to chat with Mark Cub Covington of Detroit to talk about the urban garden that has he started on Georgia Street in Detroit via Skype.

You can read more on what he did here in this recent Irish Times article.

You can also have a look at the garden that they built in this video below.

Where: Webworks building, Galway
When: Monday 28th of February at 3pm


5 Comments to “Spring Open Coffee Galway”

  1. OCGalway 24 February 2011 at 4:45 pm #

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  4. Carles Sentis 25 February 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Where and what time?

  5. Ina 25 February 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Carles,

    It will be at Webworks Galway at 3pm.


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