10 -10 20 Show For Emerald Ballroom
“10-10-20 - The Land is on Drugs” is a new project from local based comedian Breda Larkin and grassroots farming organisation Talamh Beo that seeks to stimulate debate and challenge prevailing assumptions about farming systems and rural livelihoods and to have a few laughs along the way.
Farming is at a crossroads. What role can it play in creating a more sustainable society and economy in the years to come? What about food security and the value of local food producers? What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about our food production systems? What hope and vision are we communicating to young people and the next generation of farmers? Who are the next generation of farmers and how can we inspire them? These and other questions will be posed and hopefully answered in the course of the afternoon on Sat 10th from 1.30 to 4.30 p.m in the Emerald Ballroom.
10-10-20 will be presented as a Fair Day with a difference where Talamh Beo members will set out their stalls and outline their progressive farming methods to visitors whilst Breda conducts proceedings and facilitates the debate in her own inimitable fusion of original comedy, songs and social activism. To book your place, search 10-10-20 A Fair Day on Eventbrite.
Participating farms include Manna Organics Farm, Gleann Buí Farm, Crawford Farm, Moyhill Farm, Leaf & Root Farm, with additional presentations from La Via Campesina, Farming for Nature and National Organic Training Skillnet.
Talamh Beo is a grassroots organisation of farmers, growers and land-based workers on the island of Ireland which aims to ensure a living landscape where people and ecosystems thrive together. Founded in Co. Galway their vision is to farm in ways which benefit and restore natural ecosystems and build soils, leaving the land better than when we started. Talamh Beo are the Irish branch of the international farmers movement La Via Campesina.
The programme is one of Small Town Big Ideas offerings supported and sponsored by the Galway European City of Culture .
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on crowd sizes 10-10-20 will also be creating a film to be screened in Spring 2021 alongside a programme of workshops on these topics. Registration sheets will be available at the 10-10-20 event. Numbers are being kept in line with COVID protocols and interested audience members need to book their FREE time slot on Event Brite.
“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” - Roosevelt
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