We held an unmissable series of virtual and in-person events for Science Week (November 7-14) as part of ‘The Festival of Farming and Food’.

We discussed participants' ideas, for ‘Creating our Future’ as part of Ireland’s biggest brainstorm, along with their thoughts and ideas on what they thought Irish researchers should explore to create a better future.

At Teagasc, we are investigating more environmentally sustainable grassland swards by mixing grass with different clovers and herbs, which can bring multiple benefits to both farmers and the environment. The public joined us to discover the benefits of plant diversity for farming!

Those who came to our events in the National Botanic Gardens learned about the many interesting careers in horticulture

We also learned about all things fruit and vegetable. Fruit and vegetables are good for us, but do you really know why? What do they do for us and what else can we find out about them? In Teagasc we’re working on finding out a lot more!

Many joined us for a behind the scenes tour of our dairy farm. They learned many fascinating facts about dairy cows and the farmers and scientists who work with these impressive animals every day.

Those who joined our events on Zoom got a chance to put their questions to our scientists in our live Q&As.

Many joined us for a series of nature walks highlighting the importance of forestry and experience the benefits of getting outside, observing and enjoying nature!

 

This festival is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority).