National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 14th to Sunday the 22nd of August. This year An Taisce is marking the week with all things compost!

Composter Competition

On Monday 16th we are launching our Heritage Week with a Composter Competition, thanks to the generous support of Quickcrop. The prize is a JK 125 Joraform Composter worth €455! To enter just head over to our Instagram page from Monday.

Quickcrop is an Irish, online gardening and composting store that is passionate about making vegetable growing easy and accessible for everyone.

Compost for Nature

On Tuesday 17th we are holding an online Composting 101 event with Nuala Madigan from the Irish Peatland Conservation Council and Dr. Compost, Craig Benton, and launching our brand new Compost for Nature guide. We can’t wait to share it with you. Book your tickets here.

We have a lot of work to do to move away from the use of peat-compost. Our peatlands and bogs need our support. Learning about composting is a great start.

This event is supported by The Heritage Council as a part of An Taisce’s Grow With Us campaign.

Booterstown Nature Reserve

An Taisce’s Dun Laoghaire Local Association are also running a project for Heritage Week. Check out their Virtual Field Trip Around Booterstown Nature Reserve here. To get a quick glimpse of the beautiful Booterstown Nature Reserve, take a look at the video below.

Booterstown Nature Reserve Drone 4

Sunflower Power

An Taisce member, Roisin Hussey, is opening up her garden and inviting people to pick sunflowers at the Heath, just outside Portlaoise on Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd of August. All proceeds will go to Portlaoise Parish Services Centre and Laois Offaly Families for Autism.

Suggested donation is €5 for 5 flowers, please bring your own scissors or secateurs. Sessions at 11am - 12:30pm, 12.30pm - 2pm, 2pm- 3.30pm and 3.30pm - 5pm.

For further information: contact: [email protected]

Grow With Us

Have you been following our Grow With Us campaign? We’re profiling some wonderful An Taisce members who grow at home. Get in touch if you’d like to be profiled.

Help us to preserve Ireland's rich heritage, protect our beautiful nature, and slow climate change. 

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