Burrenbeo Trust & Farming for Nature Webinar series
Burrenbeo Trust in conjunction with Farming for Nature are coordinating a series of webinars on the themes of farming, nature and heritage every Wednesday between 8pm and 9pm.
Webinars are free to attend but registration is essential at the links provided.
A recording of the three webinars that already took place in April are available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
WILD WEDNESDAY WEBINARS
Farming, Nature and Heritage
6th May: Managing healthy habitats for livestock with Cliv
Register at https://bit.ly/WebinarW
Clive raises 100% grass-fed organic beef on his 120-acre farm in Ballymote, Co.Sligo, which he sells directly to the consumer. He uses mob-grazing to ensure that grasslands are given time to recover and sees silvopasture as the answer to real resilience on his farm. Clive is a 2019 Farming for Nature Ambassador.
13th May: Geology in the Burren with Colin Bunce.
Register at – https://bit.ly/WebinarWithColin
What were the geological forces that created the unique landscape of the Burren? What do the rocks of the Burren tell us about how they were formed and what has happened to them since. Colin is the head of field studies at the Burren outdoor education centre. He is an avid caver and has found several new cave systems in the Burren.
20th May: Making nature a priority in our farm business with Kate Egan.
Register at – https://bit.ly/WebinarKateEgan
Kate runs a 9-acre chemical free farm dedicated to biodiversity and permaculture in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath. Kate’s products include mainly annual vegetables, fruit and hen eggs, which are sold at a nearby market, helping to reduce food miles and support the local economy. Kate is a 2019 Farming for Nature Ambassador.
27th May: The Burren in the Bronze Age – archaeological discoveries from Glencurran Cave and Moneen Cave with Marion Dowd.
Register at – https://bit.ly/WebinarWithMarion
Offerings of human bones, amber beads from the Baltic, pottery and seashells of Bronze Age date were discovered in Glencurran Cave and Moneen Cave indicating that these dark spaces were of scared significance. This talk will explore some of the possible reasons behind such rituals, at a time when the Burren was transforming into the karst landscape we know today. Dr Marion Dowd is a Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at IT Sligo with a strong interest in the interplay between folklore and archaeology.
All the information on our upcoming webinars is also available on our website: www.burrenbeo.com