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The Cultivate Tent
Bringing together ideas and people for a brighter rural future.
Talks, Discussions and Music

11.30 Catching the Green Wave
Exploring the potential of green jobs and livelihoods in the county with Ben Whelan from Cultivate’s Green Works programme and representatives from the emerging Tipperary Green Business Network.

12.30 Growing it Ourselves
Sarah Fleming of GIY (Grow It Yourself) Ireland will discuss the potential of more people growing more food with former Minister for Food and Horticulture, Trevor Sargent, now of, and Aine Neville of GIY Lucan and Wexford.

13.15 The Business Opportunities of Organic, Artisan and Local Food
Dr. Ollie Moore (agr-food columnist of the Irish Examiner) hosts a discussion with RTE Dragon Bobby Kerr, Stiofan Nutty (organic business consultant), Ralph Haslam of Mossfield Cheese (maker of the product of the year at the National Organic Awards 2010) and other local food advocates, on the potential of developing new food enterprises and livelihoods in rural Ireland.

14.00 The Raw Milk Discussion
As the government prepare to ban the sale of raw milk, RTE’s Ella McSweeney leads a discussion on the risks and benefits of raw milk. Joining Ella will be Trevor Sargent, renowned cheese monger Seamus Sheridan, Mimi Pearson from the Cloughjordan Community Farm and others from the food sector.

15.00 The Ecovillage Story
A short presentation on The Village by Davie Philip and other ecovillage residents followed by a tour of the houses, allotments, solar park and the community farm.

16.00 The Potential of Community Supported Agriculture
Ella McSweeny, RTE, Stan Nangle, Wexford Organic Centre, Tamara MacGinty, CCF, and Pat Malone, CCF discuss the opportunities of farming supported by the community.

17.00 Bubba Shakespeare
A short performance by the rapper from Nenagh Co.Tipperary, who sings in Irish.

18.00 Close ... but don't miss The Asado Party starting at 20.00!

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