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On December 12, Jaddaf Waterfront is holding ‘Down to Earth’ – an outdoor celebration for all things green and living.

Down to Earth, a first-of-its-kind function features a carefully curated and accessible range of entertaining, educational activities for all ages. It is set to be an annual program for Dubai’s growing community of gardeners, green-fingered enthusiasts, the eco-conscious and sustainability-aware. ‘Down to Earth’ will have tours, workshops, food, giveaways, games and more. This day-long event has multiple two hours’ slots, each with its own unique name and activities.

 

Different slots of Down to Earth and their unique events:

Early birds (10:00 AM -12:00 PM)

  • Live reading of Cory’s Adventures: the Mystery of the Disappearing Soil;
  • Desert garden tour with a specialist from The Sia Garden;
  • Children’s workshop: Sketch your own forest.

    Cacti (12:00 PM – 02:00 PM)

  • Artist’s Garden Tour, an exploration of UAE’s unique plant and nutritional history (English);
  • Children’s workshops like Create a postcard and make your own painting with soil and spices;
  • Small Talk: Sustainable Farming Practices with Yazen Al Kodmani.

    Sunflowers (02:00 PM – 04:00 PM)

  • Talks about Mangrove Conservation with Ahlam Bolooki and the significance of the Ghaf Tree with Tatiana Antonelli Abella;
  • Artist’s Garden Tour, an exploration of UAE’s unique plant and nutritional history (Arabic);
  • Treasure Hunt for children;
  • Adult workshop: From Naturescape to Tablescape;
  • Performance: Once Upon a Garden;
  • Adult Workshop: Garden Sketch;
  • Critique Session: Garden Sketch.

    Hummingbirds – 04:00 PM- O6:00 PM

  • Artist’s Garden Tour (English);
  • Adult Workshops such as Gardening for beginners and intro to Ikebana;
  • Grow & Tell are the stories of eight plant enthusiasts about their passion and how their home gardens came to be.

 

Some pointers for entry to Down to Earth:

  • Entree is free for all;
  • Pre-registration of slots should be done as it is reserved on a first come first serve basis;
  • Confirmation of registration must be presented upon arrival;
  • Due to limited-capacity, workshops will require a separate booking.

Organized by: Jameel Arts Centre
Venue: Jaddaf Waterfront
Ticket price: free entry with pre-registration
Admission: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

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