Agriculture

About 64% of Ireland’s land area is used for agriculture, so it’s impossible to overstate the significance of the sector in environmental terms.

9th October 2015

In September 2014, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, addressing a UN conference in New York, spoke out powerfully about the looming global climate crisis and the duty of those who exercise political power to act now, and to act decisively.

“The hand of the future beckons, the clock ticks and we have no time to waste…Global warming is a stark reality that can only be dealt with by a collective global response. We are all interdependent and interconnected … we share a common humanity… and each of us must play our part”, said Mr Kenny.

13th July 2015

Saturday the 4th of July saw the first of two July Green Communities Training Events, and this was held at Brookfield Community Garden, Jobstown, Tallaght, South Dublin. The day's main focus saw volunteers attempt to transform a wooden pallet into a flower planter to hang from walls or railings. This was no easy task as the warm sunny day was quite breezy which made measuring and afixing the landscaping material to the wooden planters more difficult.

18th April 2015

The April 2015 Green Communities event was attended by between 30 and 40 people. This vegetable propagation workshop, by Stephen Alexander of Teagasc, covered planting, and the propagation of vegetable crops. Items covered also included organic slug control and disease resistant vegetable varieties.

This was followed by a talk on a wide variety of Herb Plants by Peter Cuthbert. These included Rosemary, Oregano, Mint, and Lemonbalm.

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