This week Dublin’s Q102 looked at Airfield Estate in Dundrum, a sustainable attraction doing their bit for the good of the planet.
What is Airfield Estate?
- Airfield Estate is Dublin’s only working urban farm and gardens.
- All food from the on-site Overends Kitchen is grown or produced on the estate.
- Airfield Estate wants Dublin to become a leading sustainable food city.
- The venue hosts weddings, cooking classes, school tours and more throughout the year.
How did Airfield Estate start?
- Airfield was left in trust to the people of Ireland by Letitia and Naomi Overend in 1974, sisters who understood the importance of being self-sufficient and sustainable.
- The sisters funded The Sunshine Home for children with rickets, a charity better known today as The Laura Lynn Foundation.
What can I do at the Airfield Estate?
- Their brand new ‘World of Soil Experience’ is showing visitors the importance of soil.
- There’s cooking and chef classes for people of all ages.
- Enjoy their floristry workshop.
- Get involved with their award winning initiative ‘Farmer Time’.
- Check out their scenic walk around the grounds which will make you feel like you’re in the depths of the countryside.
Check out the website below for more information on all the sustainable things to do on the grounds below.