The Little Things Matter Workshop

Date: Saturday June 29 2019

Time: 10 AM – 12 pm

Venue: Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, Wexford

 

This workshop is FREE and has a maximum of 20 places. – pre registration essential. This workshop explores the incredible contribution phytoplankton make to life on Earth.

 

Phytoplankton, found in oceans and freshwater basin ecosystems all across the world, are the base of the marine food web and produce over 40% of the world’s oxygen through photosynthesis. After an introductory presentation participants will collect samples of marine and freshwater phytoplankton from local sources and examine them to better understand the supportive role these unseen plants play in our ecosystem.

 

This workshop is led by Lorraine Archer, a Phycologist specialising in taxonomic and molecular skills for the identification of marine phytoplankton and freshwater micro-algae. Lorraine is currently Research Laboratory Coordinator at the Plant Metabolism Laboratory, University of Cambridge.

 

This workshop is part of An Urgent Enquiry – an artist’s residency exploring biodiversity in County Wexford, led by artist Mark Clare and supported by Wexford County Council and the Arts Council. www.anurgentenquiry.ie

 

Anyone interested in participating should contact mark.clare@gmail to register.

Wild Food Walk

Date: Saturday July 13th 2019

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Venue: Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford

 

This workshop is FREE – pre registration essential A Wild Food walk is a fun and safe way to learn how to identify locally found wild leaves, flowers, fruits, nuts and mushrooms depending on the season and show how these can be easily incorporated into your daily diet. In this workshop Dermot Hughes of Forage Ireland will lead a small group of no more than 20 participants around the grounds surrounding Tintern Abbey, in Saltmills. Dermot will identify a variety of edible leaves, flowers and fruit (seasonal) growing wild in the surrounding woods and fields.

 

“Food and socialising are two of the most fundamental aspects of our lives, and if these are brought together, the feel-good factor is tremendous” Dermot Hughes - Forage Ireland.

 

Dermot Hughes founded Forage Ireland along with his late wife Mary, to inspire and enable people to live better lives in tune with nature and the earth.

 

This workshop is part of An Urgent Enquiry – an artist’s residency exploring
biodiversity in County Wexford, led by artist Mark Clare and supported by Wexford County Council and the Arts Council.

 

www.anurgentenquiry.ie

 

The workshop has a maximum of 20 places.

Anyone interested in participating should contact
mark.clare@gmail to register