Galway Food Festival | Talk Series Galway Food Festival 2018

Free Event

  • 31 March - 1 April 2018
  • 12pm | 2pm | 4pm
  • Tickets Free - no booking required

Growing Space - Community Food and Urban Agriculture
In partnership with Galway Food Policy Council

This talk explores some of the innovative community actions being taken to date in meeting the Sustainable Food challenges of our times.

Chair: Eimhin Callahan - The Growery in Birr.
Brendan 'Speedie' Smith - is a key environmental activist, land Stewart and initiator of the Terryland Forest Park | Eoin McCuirk - Cork Food Policy Council and Director of Simon Community | Nathalie Markiefka - Foodture | Andrew Douglas- UrbanFarm | Marion Kelly - Dublin City Farm | Third Space Galway - Is a participatory arts research project.


Food Futures... Ireland at a cross road...            

Third Space Galway curator Martina Finn has once again been invited to curate a panel discussion on Sustainable Community Food Systems. The panel today will discuss the growing awareness and importance of Food Sovereignty, urban and regenerative agriculture practices, and the many community and environmental initiatives that support it locally, nationally and internationally.

Chair: Cait Curran - Galway based Biodynamic Grower and member of Slow Food Ireland Irish Seed Savers Association

Fiona Donovan - Project Manager for the Healthy Ireland - Healthy Cities and Counties organisations | Dr. Ollie Moore - Food Sovereignty Ireland and ARC 2020 | Sinead Moran - Foodture | Eoin McCuirk - Cork Food Policy Council and Director of Cork Simon Community


Veganism - Fickle Fad or The Future or Food 

Our panelists discuss the impact of food choices on our bodies and surroundings and consider if Veganism really is the future of food.

Leo Venaas - Leo Venas is a medical student and public figure who focuses on spreading science and health through social platforms | Dr. Maureen O Sullivan - Chairperson of The Vegetarian Society Ireland | Gabrial Flaherty - Aran Island Goat Cheese | Louise Kelly - I’m A Little Vegan Blog. | Floris Wagemakers - Owner -TGO Falafel, Galway.