Weekend in Cloughjordan on the future of food and farming, 6-8th September

201207131353311_smYoung Friends of the Earth will be holding a weekend gathering in the eco-village in Cloughjordan Co. Tipperary from Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th. The main theme will be the future of food and farming. Speakers include Emanuela Ruuso and Fergal Anderson, who farm sustainably in Galway and Michael O’Brien who works on food policy issues with Trócaire. There will also be a workshops on climate justice and student organizing. And plenty time to hang out and enjoy Cloughjordan. If you’re under 30 and interested in finding out more about or going to the weekend email youngfoe@foe.ie.

MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland is delighted to announce details of a major community training and networking seminar to be held Friday 2nd November 2012 in Crokers Bar & Restaurant, Murroe, Co. Limerick. The free event is entitled ‘Community Involvement in the Control and Management of Invasive Plant Species Along Rivers & Water Bodies’. More info

Sunday 26th August – Heritage Week Talk at Broadford Arboretum 2 – 4pm

Heritage Week Talk at Broadford Arboretum, Co. Limerick – Sunday 26th August 2012 marks the 12th successive Heritage Week event at Broadford Native Woodland Arboretum, which is located opposite the Church in Broadford Village, Co. Limerick.

This free event will take place on Sunday 26th August from 2 pm to 4 pm in the afternoon.

See also http://www.limerick.ie/living/whatson/2012-08-26buildingreceptivitythroughcommunitytreestoratio.html

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Swap Shop Event

The Green Party is organising a National Day of Green activity entitled ‘Just Do It Green Day’ on Saturday 30 June 2012. The activities being organised are very varied and include a picnic where visitors will be asked to make a promise to the environment to help change world we live in.

In Limerick, the local group is organising a Green Free Cycle or Swap Shop which will serve two purposes, the first to reuse unwanted items and the second to help those in a constrained economic environment from having to purchase new products. This event will take place on Saturday, 30th June from 2.00 – 3.30pm in Costelloe’s Tavern, Dominick Street and is open to the public. It’s free so do bring along Books, CDs, DVDs, Jewellery, Prints, Ornaments, Plants, Handbags etc. No heavy electrical appliances or live animals will be exchanged however.