Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt! A simple statement, but a very important one and the message behind the People4Soil campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers posed to Irish soils through pesticide uses, afforestation, erosion, urbanisation and overgrazing.
Soil is the central focus of this panel discussion taking place at The Hinterland Festival in Kells Heritage Centre, Kells, County Meath on Friday 23rd June at 6pm. The panel discussion will be hosted by Slow Food Dublin and led by Anthony O’Toole, committee member and Fáilte Ireland Food Champion. He will be joined by experts Fiona Brennan, soil microbiologist from An Teagasc, Aaron Jewell from People4Soil Campaign and Rod Calder-Pott from Highbank Organic Farm to discuss the health of Ireland’s soil, how it affects our food and environment and if action isn’t taken the detrimental effects it will have in the future.
This is a free but ticketed event. Please purchase your tickets on The Hinterland website here.