Wednesday, 6th of September: What We Eat at Dublin Food Co-Op

When What Host
5 pm - 7 pm Make Your Own Cloth Bag Sophie Rieu
6 pm - 7 pm Grow Your Own Veggie Garden Andrew Jordan
7 pm - 8 pm Rescue Meal Dinner Food by Foodcloud
8 pm - 9.30pm "Just Eat It" Movie Screening ZW Festival

Make Your Own Cloth Bag

Sophie Rieu is hosting a workshop on how to upcycle a piece of clothing into your own cloth bag. Why? When you buy loose fruit & veggies, dry goods or whatever takes your fancy, pop it in your cloth bag and avoid the plastic ones. We will provide the use of sewing machines, just bring a piece of clothing to transform and a sharp pair of scissors. Book you place and register for free here.


Grow Your Own Veggie Garden

Have you ever thought about growing your own food but you don’t know where or how to start? Join us for an hour-long workshop where you can learn the basics - where to place your garden, what does the soil need, what are the best crops for starters and more! Andrew Jordan will show you how to become an urban gardener.


Rescue Meal - Food Donated by Foodcloud

We would like to invite you to a food rescue meal and movie screening to raise awareness about food waste. The home-cooked vegetarian meal will be made from surplus food that would have otherwise been wasted, until it was rescued by Foodcloud. They connect the surplus food with charities and help support 3,600 social and community partnerships. The meal will be served at 7pm. Then sit back and digest while you watch 'Just Eat It'.


‘Just Eat It’ Movie

Join us for a free screening of 'Just Eat It'. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. Register for your free ticket here.


About hosts

Sophie Rieu
Sophie Rieu is a French fashion designer based in County Wicklow who has been creating sustainable fashion collections for 14 years. She has been passionate about all things green for as long as she can remember. Sophie has taught many upcycling classes so she is used to varied sewing skills.