New Short Documentary Celebrates Co Monaghan Community Food, Farming and Environment Initiative
'‘Síolta Chroí is about relearning and reconnecting with what our ancestors knew about the wisdom of the land’
A ground-breaking new non-profit environmental education centre near Carrickmacross is the focus of an inspiring new short documentary film that has just been released. Síolta Chroí is a visionary initiative that aims to restore and reinvigorate nature and communities. It was founded by Co Monaghan man Gareth Conlon and Wicklow woman Karen Jeffares. The film, produced by RoJnRoll Productions for Afri, is entitled ‘Síolta Chroí - Seeds Of The Heart’ and is available to watch for free on YouTube.
Síolta Chroí’s education centre is located in Aghacloghan, about 7 kilometres from Carrickmacross. It is guided by an expert board of trustees and advisors and is increasingly seen as a practical model that can reap huge benefits for local communities around social enterprise job creation, community development, nature conversation and restoration, wildlife protection, health and wellbeing, and climate action. Síolta Chroí incorporates a market garden, a food forest system, space for animals to graze, and a venue for training and educational courses.
Video to watch/embed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiGYI1SsxoI
Read article about Síolta Chroí from the Northern Standard newspaper: https://ibb.co/N7PfcRC
Síolta Chroí website www.sioltachroi.ie