Talk: Remaking Our Earth: Organic Farming and Soil Degradation in Ireland

2pm Saturday 26th October

Artist Giulia Canevari’s research into soil viability is an integral part of her work. In support of her current exhibition at The Courthouse Gallery, Born From the Soil, she has invited four speaker to discuss aspects of soil health in Ireland.

Exploring organic growing, the future of food, and soil science, this talk is free to attend but booking is essential as places are limited.

Chair: Giulia Canevari 
Born in Italy, Canevari has lived in Ireland since 2012. She holds a BA in Illustration and Multimedia Animation, has studied with the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland and is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. A qualified organic grower, her interest in nature and ecology stems from her work as both an artist and gardener, prompting her to explore urgent questions around sustainable agriculture and farming practices. 

Fergal Smith is a co-founder of Moy Hill Farm, a Community Supported Agriculture no-dig farm in West Clare. The farm practices organic farming, sustainable building and future foresting, while developing its acreage using a holistic approach. www.moyhillfarm.com

Sinead Moran is co-founder of Foodture, is a grassroots initiative set up as a social enterprise. Its objective is to nurture a culture of food citizenship and help build strong community support around Fair Food farmers, producers and more in Ireland. www.foodture.ie

Dr Saoirse Tracy is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin. Dr. Tracy’s research interests include using X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to understand the response of roots to the soil physical environment. 

Jim Cronin is a market gardener and teaches courses how to grow organic vegetables. He lives in Co Clare and is an advocate of local, sustainable agriculture and was a founding member of the thriving Killaloe Farmer’s Market. www.carmencronin.ie

Note: This event is free but places are limited and must be booked in advance here

 
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