(Project Manager, Farming Rathcroghan Scheme CLG)
Farming Rathcroghan – Sustainable agriculture in an archaeological landscape
Farming Rathcroghan is a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) funded project aiming to maintain and improve the quality of the Rathcroghan archaeological landscape. This locally led project is working alongside Rathcroghan farmers to produce sustainable methods for farming in sensitive archaeological areas while also supporting the continuation of farming in this area. The project is running until 2023 and is the first EIP project to examine and promote the interaction between farming and archaeology.
Petra Kock Appelgren is the project manager for the Farming Rathcroghan Project. Originally from Sweden she moved to Ireland to complete a PhD at Teagasc and the University of Nottingham followed by further postdoctoral research in tillage production at Teagasc Oak Park.