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The Future is Rural @ National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

October 5

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until October 5, 2019

Free
A fun-filled, family friendly day celebrating sustainable food, farming and community energy
Friday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-4.30pm

About this Event

Join Foodture, Friends of the Earth and the Irish Environmental Network for this family-friendly fair celebrating sustainable food, farming and community energy in the stunning venue of the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life!

From 10am – 4.30pm there will be an action-packed line up of film screenings, talks, stalls and demonstrations as well as childrens workshops, all focused on building sustainable rural futures through food, farming and energy.

Free for all the family.

FILMS & TALKS

Drop in for one of of award-winning short- and feature-length documentaries to be screened in the theatre at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life. Each film will be followed with discussion and insights from the field from experts.

Spotlight on local farmers:

10.30am: Rare Ruminare Speakers: Clive Bright (farmer) & Dave Beecher (biological farming researcher)

11.15am: Eamonn McDonagh Speakers: Jennifer McConnell (manager of Irish Seed Savers), Eamonn McDonagh (grower & farmer)

12.00pm: Glasraí Speakers: Aoife O’Reilly, (Grower) & Saoirse McHugh, (Organic Growers Ireland)

12.45pm: We Unite

A 12 minute film documenting the journey of two organic farmers as they join thousands of other farmers and citizens in the heart of Berlin, demanding a better food system for all. Filmed during the We Are Fed Up demonstration in Germany, January 2019. Speakers: Good Food Good Farming, Friends of the Earth

1.30pm: Community Power Speakers : Kate Ruddock (Friends of the Earth) & Community Power Co-op

2.15pm: SEED: The Untold Story

This award-winning, feature-length documentary follows passionate seed savers in their quest to protect our 12,000 year old food legacy.

4.00PM: PANEL DISCUSSION: ‘Diversity: From Seed to Plate’

Following the screening of SEED: The Untold Story, the day will wrap up with a lively panel discussion on the role of agro-biodiversity in creating sustainable, rural futures.

Speakers include Jennifer McConnell (Irish Seed Savers), Laurie Westernshore (Organic Farmer) & Alain Morice (chef Savoir Faire)

DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS

A series of free, interactive workshops and demos will take place throughout the day in the Marquee, from seed-saving to foraging to food waste to fermentation.

11.15am: Soil Health with Dave Beecher

12.00pm: Seed Saving with Wayne Frankham, Irish Seed Savers

12.45pm: “Learn to Grow” with The Salad Project: pot making and seed sowing for children with Sheila Murphy of The Salad Project

1.30pm: Zero Waste with Pax

2.15pm: Fermenting: The Basics with Agata Nowicka

3.15pm: Reducing Food Waste at Home with Stop Food Waste

3.45pm: Connecting Climate Change and Food – A Walk & Talk through Edible Landscape Project’s Food Forest at Turlough House. with Edible Landscape Project

WALKS

11.00am: Connecting Climate Change and Food – A Walk & Talk through Edible Landscape Project’s Food Forest at Turlough House. with Edible Landscape Project

1.00pm: Forage Walk with Slow Food Mayo & NMI All Ireland Pollinator Plan

3.00pm: Nature and Mindfulness Walk with Lecarrow Farm

Venue

National Museum of Ireland- Country Life
Turlough Park House, Turlough
Castlebar, Mayo F23 HY31 Ireland
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Phone:
094 903 1755
Website:
www.museum.ie

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