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Clonmel Transition Town are holding a seminar this coming Saturday 7th November called “Feeding Clonmel”. It runs from 10am to 1pm at St. Peter & Pauls school hall and begins with a keynote address by Dr. Colin Sage of UCC.

I heard Colin speak at last year’s Terra Madre conference where he gave an excellent workshop on how peak oil will affect our food supply and why we urgently need to build more local resilient food systems.

His address will be followed by a series of shorter talks by growers and activists who are already addressing the issue with local positive solutions such as allotments, community gardens, community supported agriculture and other initiatives. The event is free and well worth attending. Full details below the fold.

Feeding Clonmel

Clonmel Allotments Association with

Clonmel Transition Town

Saturday 7th November 2009 10:00-13:00

St. Peter & Pauls school hall

Keynote speaker Dr. Colin Sage, UCC

Dr. Sage will give an overview of our where our food comes from at the moment, and why we might want to build up our local food resilience. This talk will look at the issues with our current food supply system and why locally-produced food is important.


A range of local speakers will each give short presentations outlining the different solutions that we could use in Clonmel, including:

Community Gardens


Community Supported Agriculture

Back-garden growing

This free seminar is aimed at community and residents’ groups, farmers, local authority members and staff, institutions such as schools and¬†hospitals, and businesses, with the aim of getting everyone together to network and share ideas. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion

For more information, or if you would like a stand to showcase what you are already doing with local food, please contact Mieke Muyllaert 052-6127930, mieke[at]eircom[dot]net.

Thanks to Clonmel Farmers’ Market and St. Peter & Pauls school for assistance.

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