We are delighted to announce the draft programme for our second Wild Food Summer School in September. We have changed the format this year with lots of new additions. More foraging, more great speakers, films, music, Artisan Food stalls, Cheese making and events for children. We also have a retrofitted ambulance giving workshops on Up Cycling, Composting etc., facilitated by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI). There will be additions , changes and slight alterations to the programme but not too many!
We are offering an Early Bird Booking system , please see below for options for each day.
So here we go with our programme.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th.
103.0 Tea & Coffee and Registration
Welcome from Mary and Robert
11.20 Foraging with Miles Irving Author of the Forager’s Handbook – The Bible for foragers!
2 PM Cook up with Miles Irving
A) Wild Food in Irish Cooking John and Sally McKenna
B) Wild Herbs in Herbal Medecine John Maher
C) Cheese Making with Elizabeth Bradley
5 pm Tea & Coffee
5.30 Film Soil To Celebrate International Year of Soil
8.45 Music in The Barn till late
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th
10.30 Tea & Coffee Registration
11.00 Chatting with Jerry Fish ( To be Confirmed)
A) Why Farmers Should Grow Herbs Marina and Ross from Iona Herbal
B) Why Irish Hedgerows Matter Dr. Liam Lysaght National Biodiversity Data Centre
C) Why Can’t We Play Outside? A Wild Workshop for Kids !
D) Why We Should Grown Our Own with Trevor Sargent
2pm Duncan Stewart Telling It as It Is
3pm Foraging Session
5pm Wild Foods and Craft Beer Pairings with Seamus O Hara & Aine McAteer
8.15 Music in the Barn
10.30 Tea 7 Coffee Registration
11.12.30 Foraging for Berries, Nuts and Fruits.
12.30 Brunch with Aine – A Wild and Wonderful Feast.
A)Why Ireland Needs Wild Acres. Melissa Griffith tells us why Green Sod Ireland is needed.
B) To Be Confirmed
2.30 Celebrity Chef Cook Up and Talk.
4pm Summer School Ends.
Prices and Early Bird Booking
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11
Morning Session 10.30 – 2pm – Includes Lunch €40
Afternoon Session 2pm till late €40
Full day €70
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th
Morning Session including Lunch €50
Afternoon Session €50
Full Day €90
Sunday SEPTEMBER 13TH
11 am till close €70
TICKET FOR 3 DAYS €210
10% OAPS/ Unwaged/Students