Following on from the garden festival, Monday July 6 sees a major International Year of the Soils event in Claregalway Castle. The “Soils Matter” conference will explore the themes of the IYS, such as the pressure on soil to supply food for a growing global population, ways of keeping our local soils healthy and fertile.
There will be Keynote lectures from international speakers, panel discussions and displays on practical soil health projects. The day is sponsored by the National Organic Training Skillsnet, and has been convened by Klaus Laitenberger, author of ” Vegetables for thr Irish Garden”.
For more information visit the conference program site: iys2015claregalwayconferenceupdates