One landowner in Tyrone, Ireland decided to work with nature, with astonishing results.
Disillusioned with conventional large scale farming, the owners of Knepp Castle Estate decided to go wild....
Continuous Cover Forestry consultant Paddy Purser and Chair of Pro Silva Ireland, Liam Byrne before presenting a statement to Joint Committee on Climate Action at the Oireachtas (Houses of the Irish Parliament), Dublin on behalf of Pro Silva Ireland. 11 December 2019. Photo: Cathy Fitzgerald. Pro Silva Ireland presented continuous cover forestry as a […] via … Continue reading Resilient Forestry at Leinster House — Pro Silva Ireland
An article about the future of sustainable farming that I've borrowed from Clive Bright of RareRuminare and also the Organic Trust.
A synopsis of recent evidence pointing to the terrible damage being wrought by neonicotinoids.
Where not all is at it seems....
The Old Man of the Woods: a carving of Lord Kilbracken in the woods at Killegar House, Co Leitrim.
Nature keeps giving and we keep taking...
Invasive species spreading in Rossmore Park, Monaghan Town, Co Monaghan
by Roselle Angwin
Recently there has been an upsurge of interest in trees. Some of this arises from research done by Suzanne Simard that gives us a picture of what is now known as the Wood Wide Web; and building on this is the amazing book by Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees. There are now a great number of tree books around (of which some of the most inspiring and comprehensive are the three in a series by Fred Hageneder).
Japan has recently dedicated the equivalent of millions of pounds to the study and promotion of Shinrin-Yoku, forest-bathing, as a therapeutic aid to humans.
I myself have been leading a course called ‘Tongues in Trees’ for about five years now. In its most recent incarnation it’s a year–long online course, beginning at the winter solstice 2018, rooted in the Celtic tree ogham alphabet/calendar.
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