Who needs supermarkets? Panic buying in the face of the COVID 19 Pandemic has proven that many feel extremely vulnerable by their dependency on the shops. On the positive side, by supporting and encouraging a diversified range of Irish farming and horticultural activities we provide ourselves with an important cushion during any crisis: a resilient … Continue reading Who needs supermarkets?
The growth of community energy generation and supply in Ireland.
An Irish perspective on assisted natural regeneration of forestry....
A quote from T. C. Boyles, A Friend of the Earth.... ‘To be a friend of the earth, you have to be an enemy of the people’.
Extract from Wilding, The Return of Nature to a British Farm...by Isabella Tree. The author makes the point that the areas with most remaining biodiversity are sometimes the last place you'd imagine finding it...
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.