Join us to learn about food production in the Ballyhoura region throughout the seasons and how this can benefit our health, create a new community space and provide an immersive experience around how food is produced in Ireland.

The seasons of Ireland provide a temperate climate which encourages different foods to grow throughout the seasons. Our panellists will look at the many different benefits growing your own food can have, from nutritional benefits, tips and tricks on when to plant, maintaining your vegetable patch, and a discussion on how allotments can help a community grow together.

Our Panellists

This session will host knowledgeable specialists to discuss their own experience with food production in Ireland.

  • Dr. Anne Griffin who currently serves on the Dietitians Register Board of CORU, is Chair of the Executive Council of the Irish Nutrition & Dietetic Institute and is also a Course Coordinator from the University of Limerick. She will present the nutritional benefits of eating healthy produce, in keeping with the seasons and how this can impact our overall health and well-being.
  • Elaine McKeogh who runs the ‘Good and Green’ vegetable box delivery scheme, from Killaloe will go through many tips and tricks on when is the right time to plant certain foods, how to keep pests away from eating your produce and what environments certain plants require.
  • Verling Fitzgerald from the Mitchelstown Community Allotments will speak on how members of the community came together to create a new community space for local food production.

This will be followed by a Q&A session where participants will be encouraged to ask our specialists about their experience with food production.


You can book your place by following the link below:


For further information, contact Hannah Kindregan at [email protected] / 063-30694 or John Hassett at [email protected] / 061-387040.


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