Radical Local Food Systems – a Cloughjordan EcoLearn Experience Day

Radical Local Food Systems is a one-day exploration, led by Bruce Darrell, a long standing member of Feasta. It will take place on July 20th from 11am-5pm, as part of the Cloughjordan Ecovillage EcoLearn Experience Day 2013 Programme.

This event will explore the possibilities and issues involved in localising most of the food systems for individuals and communities. The Cloughjordan Ecovillage and broader community provide the practical context for exploring diverse methods and scales of production, appropriate diets, alternate market strategies such as Community Supported Agriculture systems, and the issues relating to the production of vegetable, meat, milk, dairy and grains. Planning for a full diet, working with available resources and issues of resilience will be key themes throughout the presentations, discussions and practical components of this exploration.

The day will include a tour of the Ecovillage, Cloughjordan Community Farm and RED (Research Education Development) Gardens. It will be conducted in an interactive way combining input with active participation. It is open to anyone who is interested in the issues being examined and does not require any prior level of knowledge.

Bruce Darrell is currently developing the RED Gardens in Cloughjordan Ecovillage and works with Feasta on issues relating to Food Security.

Hosted by Cloughjordan Ecovillage
Date: Saturday July 20 2013, 11am-5pm
Location: Cloughjordan Ecovillage
Cost: €50 early bird / €70 after July 10
Enquiries: learning@thevillage.ie
Online booking: www.thevillage.ie

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