Organic farmers play a unique role in our Irish environment. Their farming techniques and practises protect and preserve our water supplies and the quality of the soil. They are the true custodians of the land.
Being an organic farmer presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Of course, being an organic farmer is a revolutionary act. Most of our farmers will tell you that their neighbours, friends and family thought they were crazy for wanting to convert to organic, because chemical intensive farming has become the norm. It takes courage and faith to stand out from the crowd. Organic farmers are a unique group that have an eye on the long term view....they ask themselves the important question: will Ireland's green beauty, natural resources, wildlife, and biodiverse fauna be available to future generations?
Meet the Howards from Co Clare.
Meet the McCrackens from Co Tyrone
Meet the McKees from Coleraine