With sustainability becoming a focus globally and responsible practices in food production and farming coming to the fore, a new Irish group is taking these important issues to the government's doorstep.
Set up earlier this year, Talamh Beo is an organisation made up of farmers, growers and land-based workers who are working to instigate change in food and agriculture across Ireland. Its core ethos is that farmers and communities should have a key role to play in the decisions made for food and agricultural systems and in developing agricultural policies.
On Wednesday 16th October, Talamh Beo is calling on people to bring soil into the heart of Dublin city to highlight these issues. It’s asking supporters to bring a bucket soil from their gardens, fields or farms to a gathering at the Department of Agriculture on Kildare Street.
The aim is to highlight the need for the whole community to work together to nurture the land. Talamh Beo is calling on people to help create awareness and work to meet the challenges of climate change and improve the ability of future generations to provide for themselves.
The protest will be on from 12.30pm-14.30pm. For more info go to the Talamh Beo website.