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Dr Liz Cullen will take us on a quick tour of the reasons why biodiversity is so important to human health, the state of biodiversity in Ireland, the threats that it currently faces and how those threats could be overcome through changes in social and economic dynamics. Her talk will be followed by a discussion.
About the presenter: Elizabeth Cullen is a long-time Feasta member and a medical doctor with a long-standing interest in the impact of the environment on health. Her Ph D was on the impacts of climate change on health.
How can fostering our connection to nature help strengthen our well-being?
Join us on this digital tour of people where people living and involved in Cloughjordan Ecovillage speak to how the natural environment helps their well being and how their love of nature motivates them to take care of it. Speakers will share how their love of trees, hedgerows, birds, animal and insect life as well as clean air and dark skies have contributed to their well being. This tour includes some beautiful film of our dark skies, the Sensory Garden and the Tai Chi group and other wonderful photography of the natural world in Cloughjordan.
The event will be coordinated by Toni Ryan and filmed by Eoin Campbell.
Wisdom of place / Wondrous Weeds
Join us on a digital tour exploring some of the more common weeds that grow freely and abundantly around us. Providing healthy food and habitat for our local wildlife these plants also provide us with seasonal superfoods and medicines. On this tour we will learn how to identify 5 commonly found weeds and will discuss their traditional uses as foods and medicines and how they support our ever-important local biodiversity. This online walk is led by Cloughjordan Ecovillage resident, forager and community herbalist Rachel Hussey & filmed by Eoin Campbell
Nettle, Plantain, Horsetail, Dandelion