Feeding Ourselves rescheduled to May 26th

 

Course Title:

Feeding Ourselves. Rural Revitalisation through a Cooperative Approach to Farming and Food.

 

Due to weather conditions, This event will be rescheduled for May 26th

This is the annual coming together of small farmers, community food advocates and anyone with an interest in good food, good farming and rural revitilisation.

This year’s focus is on community supported agriculture, co-operation, regenerative agriculture, citizen science, better agri-food policies and other people and planet friendly practices such as social farming and high nature value farming.

With Ella McSweeney (RTE, BBC, Guardian) Hannes Lorenzen (European Parliament, ARC2020, IATP, Forum Synergies) Pavlos Georgiadis (Community manager at GROW Observatory, Calypso olive oil, Kannabio co-operative), Aideen McGloin (Social Farming Ireland), Davie Philip (Cultivate), Oliver Moore (ARC2020, UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies) Noreen Byrne (UCC Centre for Co-operative Studies) Pippa Hackett (Green Party Spokesperson on farming and food) and Stuart Miekle (agri-consultant).

 

This event is organised in conjunction with Cultivate and Cloughjordan Community farm, UCC’s Centre for Co-operative Studies, ARC2020, GROW Observatory, Food Sovereignty Ireland, White Gypsy and CSA Ireland. For more details see www.cultivate.ie and www.cloughjordancommunityfarm.ie

The National Organic Training Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. Therefore, the fees for the training course/seminar you wish to attend have been reduced.

Cost: Please note when you register your booking there is a drop down menu for you to select your ticket type.

  • 1 day conference fee €40 (excludes lunch)
  • 1 day conference fee with lunch €50

PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FIELD IF YOU HAVE ANY SPEACIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENT SUCH AS VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

  •         A better understanding of agri-food and rural policy, in Ireland and the EU.
  •         Knowledge of opportunities for farm diversification such as social farming, high nature value farming and community supported agriculture.
  •         Awareness of opportunities for better environmental management of farm land such as regenerative agriculture, permaculture and citizen science approaches.
  •         Knowledge of community and cooperative food initiates

 

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