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May
19
Wed
Biodiversity and Health: a presentation and discussion @ Online
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Biodiversity and Health: a presentation and discussion @ Online
Dr Liz Cullen will give a short presentation and then there’ll be a discussion focusing on solutions.

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.

May
21
Fri
Biodiversity & Wellbeing @ Online - video
May 21 all-day
Biodiversity & Wellbeing @ Online - video

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 @ Online - video
May 21 all-day
Wisdom of place / Wondrous Weeds @ Online - video

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

Burren in Bloom @ Online
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Burren in Bloom @ Online

• ‘My Top 10 Burren Medicinal Flowers’ (8pm – 8:15 pm) with Lisa Guinan, Naturopathic Herbalist

• ‘Gems of the first water – Burren orchids’ (8:15 pm– 9:15 pm)
With Brendan Sayers, Orchid Specialist at the National Botanic Gardens and Co-author of ‘Ireland’s Wild Orchids’