Farmer’s Forum

Friday, September 30th, 8.00pm 

An Díseart, Green Street, Dingle

Topic: “Voices From The Field”

This year’s Farmers’ Forum looks at how farmers on the Dingle Peninsula can diversify in the face of climate change. Featuring Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe, a Creative Climate Action project involving ten farming families from across the peninsula, the Forum will look at how these farmers are seeking viable solutions to one of the biggest challenges facing the sector.

Working with artist, Lisa Fingleton, the ten farming families have explored diversifi cation options, including Agri-tourism, organic farming, anaerobic digestion, value added food production and farming for nature. With Lisa, they are working to create a vision for the farming community of how the sector can transition over the coming decade and beyond.

For this event, Lisa will share her experiences of working with the farmers over the last eight months, drawing on the time she has spent getting to know them and understanding the challenges they face. This will be followed by a panel discussion, (input from the audience will be welcome!) focusing on some solutions, including short supply food chains. We will be joined by the farmers participating in the project, and others from the restaurant and food production sector locally, including Chef, Martin Bealin, farmer Colm Murphy, Joan Maguire and members of Bia Dingle the Corca Dhuibhne Food Network. The event will conclude with a ‘Pot Luck’ food event – out of doors if the weather is kind, indoors if it’s wet and windy!

This event is co-ordinated by the Dingle Hub, lead partner in Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe, and is funded by the Creative Climate Action Fund and Science Foundation Ireland. Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe, a Creative Imagining is a partnership between the Dingle Hub, the Green Arts Initiative of Ireland and MaREI.