Grow Green
Farming for a Plant-Strong Future

11th April 2019, The British Library, London

Colm O'Dowd, Middlethird Farm

Colm O’Dowd is a biological scientist and also runs Middlethird Farm, a small organic coastal farm on the West Coast of Ireland overlooking Galway Bay. He has taken the farm through a number of innovation stages and is currently transitioning the farm from an animal- to a plant-based system. He believes that this change is necessary to build resilience in his local community and to curb greenhouse gas emissions associated with conventional forms of agriculture. The mission is to re-purpose the farm in the community through alternative farming activities and inspire others to farm in an environmentally conscious way.