Award winning community hall turns Halloween green!

by Rose Barrett
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Baldoyle Forum Clg won a Fingal County Council “Keen to be Green Award” for their commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling.

The Forum will be applying the same commitment to their third annual Pumpkin Carving event on Friday October 28 at Baldoyle Community Hall. 

“Halloween, like other festivals, has, in recent years, become a time of over-consumption,” says Joan Hopkins, Community Development Manager, Baldoyle Forum Clg. 

“We understand that parents want to entertain their kids while saving the planet and here are a few things we’re doing to help.” Being green shouldn’t be scary, noted Cllr Hopkins (SD). 

“In keeping with supporting the local community and farmers, the community hall is buying locally grown pumpkins from Jesson Landscapes Garden Centre in Donaghmede. To cut down on waste, they’re borrowing and reusing decorations. The children will decorate the pumpkins using natural materials such as twigs, leaves, and feathers. No plastic or glitter!” she added. 

“We will have a large number of pumpkins and therefore a lot of pulp, so we will donate the pulp from the pumpkins to a local chicken farmer, who will use them for natural deworming.” For more information, contact Liz Turner by email; [email protected] or phone 01 839 5338.

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