Sitric Picnic 2012
17th Jun 2012 - 17th Jun 2012
Someone once suggested that taking down the walls between terraced houses and replacing them with compost bins could cause a social revolution. In May 2005 residents on Sitric Road, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 decided to test the theory. They cleared a desolate scrap of railed in ground at the southern corner of the terrace of 60 two up and two down houses, placed two composting bins on the site and begin the experiment.
The poster for the first Sitric Picnic harvest festival that October displayed the exotic selection of home grown organic vegetables they cultivated on their own kitchen waste in that first year. A far more important aspect of the harvest was the goodwill and community cohesion this simple exercise had generated amongst residents of every age and description.
Since then the annual Sitric Picnic has become a renowned Dublin street event attracting hundreds of local residents, their families and friends to this small street in Stoneybatter. Now celebrating itʼs 7th year, the Sitric Compost Garden ʻcommunity of interestʼ acts as a catalyst for a wide range of community driven events and projects that focus on sustainable urban restoration, including the Lifeline Project, a highly ambitious proposal promoting the development of a comprehensive network of green infrastructure in Dublin North Central Area.
View a slideshow of the Sitric Picnic 2009 here: