Join Vivienne Campbell at Crawford Art Gallery Café on Thursday, 31 May at 7:30 p.m. to listen to her speak about how to make herbal remedies. As an herbalist and presenter of the RTW One programme, “Corrigan Cooks Naturally,” Ms. Campbell has a vast knowledge of the field of natural remedies. Based in Co. Clare, she trained to be a Medical Herbalist in Lancashire (UK) run by the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.
This Thursday (26th of April) at 7:30 p.m. is the monthly Cork Free Choice Consumer Group lecture at Cork City’s own Crawford Art Gallery Café with Chef Debbie Shaw speaking on ‘Feel Good’ Food. This month’s lecture covers the topic of eating well for good health and energy. Ms. Shaw, a Naturopathic Nutritionist as well as chef, will discuss “Feel Good” Food for Energy, Vitality and Optimal Health. Her philosophy is that “Food is fuel for living. Whole, fresh, seasonal and natural foods provide the best fuel for optimal long term health and vitality.” Debbie Shaw hopes to explain how to “take your health into your own hands with the food choices that you make”. All this knowledge and you-are-what-you-eat fun for €6 (includes tea/coffee). If you missed hearing her speak at Savour Kilkenny 2011, now’s your chance!
On Thursday, 29th of March at 7:30 p.m. Cork Free Choice Consumer Group is hosting a lecture by botanist and cultivator of garden life Madeline McKeever at the Crawford Art Gallery Café on the topic of Saving Your Own Seeds. Ms. McKeever will be discussing the importance of and techniques for saving vegetable seeds from tomatoes, beans, lettuce, courgettes and more. She’ll explain how to produce pure seeds and prevent inbreeding. You’ll learn about basic genetics and pollination as well as proper storage tips. All this knowledge and earthy fun for €6 (includes tea/coffee).
Madeline McKeever’s name may ring a bell [pepper] (my pathetic garden humor there) because she is one of the Brown Envelope Seeds team and was featured (with an amazingly fun portrait) in an article in The Southern Star this past Christmas Eve. Since 2004, Brown Envelope Seeds has encouraged growing one’s own food, which as it happens is her philosophy: “To enable people to grow their own food.” And just to prove you can grow your own produce and still have a job, hobbies, and a social life, you can find Brown Envelope Seeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Blogspot (oh yes, Ms. McKeever blogs!). Oh and there’s a whole blog post just about beetroot, one of my favorites.
If you attended last month’s lecture by Susan Turner on cultivating and growing your own vegetables in your garden or allotment, this lecture will help you go one step further by emphasizing the importance of the seeds themselves. If you’re into gardening, allotments, or pure vegetables and fruit, this event is for you.
This post got too big and huge with all the delicious brunch spots listed and since I focus my daily attention on my new blog, I moved it over there so I can more readily and easily update the list. Sorry for the inconvenience but this post is a bit of work to maintain so I wanted to make it easier to do properly. HERE IS THE NEW POST! Now, on to pretty brunch photos as a way to ask your forgiveness.