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                     “Farming, Food and Nature”


Tuesday 8th August

10.30 - 11.10am          ACRES Donegal co operation

11.10 – 11.30am         Acres scheme - "Restoring soil" the importance of soil biology - Kevin & Claire Moore (KPM soils)

11.30 - 11.50am          Living Green "Compost Making"  (Neil Crossan)

11.50 – 12.10pm        Steps to increase biodiversity in your forest, Teagasc and Forestry (Paul Butler)

12.10 - 12.30pm         Inish Forestry (Ross Buchanan) Farm woodland - "grants,  low impact harvesting and nature based solutions"

12.30 - 12.50pm         Inishowen Rivers Trust (Trish Murphy) "Our local Rivers"

12.50 - 1.10pm           Local Authorities Water Programme (Jimmy McVeigh) "Water quality protection and restoration"


2.30 - 3.30pm           Community Gardens / Nutrition / Edible Seaweed / Local Food - imporving gut health through local foods

                                 Katherine Kelly (Renua nutrition)/William McElhinney(juices wheatgrass -tumeric)/Patsy Toland                                                                         Clonmany community garden               

                                     Neil Crossan - Community Gardens     

                                     Tom Evans Inishowen beekeepers - show me the colour of your honey

Tuesday and Wednesday on display "Nature project by the pupils of Cloontagh Primary School, Clonmany.    "The nature of Cloontagh"


Wedneday 9th 

10.30 - 11.10am          ACRES Donegal co operation

11.10 -11.40 am          Water table management of farmland - Francis Fortune "Green Restoration Ireland Co-op"

11.40 – 12.00noon    Corncrake Life Project (Jone Ugarteburu) Working with farmers to conserve the corncrake in Donegal.

12.00 - 12.20pm        Management of Inishowens uplands - John Doherty, Inishowens uplands EIP

12.20 – 12.40pm       Farming for Nature (Boyd Bryce)

12.40 - 1pm                       Overview of Biodiversity at national level - Aengus Kennedy "Nature NorthWest"

2.30 - 3.30pm            Wellbeing from Nature / Local and Global actions 

Panel discussion faciliated by Inishowen Development parttnership chaired by Patsy Toland (Changemakers)

                                  Food Waste - healthy food - sustainability - Niamh Britton SlainteCare

"Local farming working with nature - Joe Sweeney "IDP Chair IFA"

Sustainability Passports - Seeds of Change - Kate O'Callaghan "Changemakers"

Social Organic and sustainable farming - Bernard DeCuester (Muineagh organic farming)

2.30- 3.30 pm         Stalls mingle and food tasting - samples - recipes from around the world.   -Incl. displays DCC bins (from Suzanne Bogan) /fairtrade/sustainability passport/ECO inishowen event, etc...