Last weekend we went along to Ballydehob local food day. There were some great talks – including one on the Bantry Community Supported Agriculture Project, an inspiring talk from Peter Ward, information on bees and a workshop on how to
Industry hit by recession as sales fall 13% in a year Ambitious campaign aims for growth of 50%, or £1bn Organic firms harness the power of superfoods to boost flagging fortunes | Business | The Guardian.
DoA website Press release: Minister Sargent Announces Outcome of Review of Organic Farming Scheme. Trevor Sargent TD, Minister for Food and Horticulture at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today announced the outcome of the review of the Organic
Looks like an interesting book – here’s a review: Basket Case: What’s Happening to Ireland’s Food? by Philip Boucher-Hayes and Suzanne Campbell – Bibliocook: All About Food.
Despite the recession and a belief that they’re more expensive, sales of organic food are up 16 per cent on last year – and that’s on top of price-cutting and increased competition, writes CONOR POPE via Is organic worth it?
A network of GIY groups around the country will be a significant way of empowering communities. Even if it does cause me to neglect my own garden, this is a part of the important work which needs to be done
You can watch videos and see photos of the Bantry CSA Oat harvest and threshing on their website…
There’s a fantastic workshop coming up at Brown Envelope seeds in West Cork on 17th and 18th October. It’s with Tom Wagner of Tater Mater in the US. Tom has been breeding potatoes and tomatoes for over 50 years. He
Thanks to Madeline for this link: EU: European consumers grow own vegetables enmass The credit crisis is making the European consumer ingenious. More and more people are growing their own vegetables. Shown in research done by eBay, where the distribution
An excellent article from Ivan McCutcheon: Can We Feed Ourselves? « Food Culture West Cork.