wateringUrban farmer, Fionnula Fallon talks about planting soft fruits such as strawberries in the Pheonix Park. This slideshow from the Irish Times includes hints on planting, fertilising and a range of tips to help the plants flourish. The slideshow can be seen here.

beansInterested in starting your own vegetable garden? If so, you’re in luck. There’ll be a one-day practical course in vegetable growing in Ardgillan next Saturday, April 25, from 11am to 4pm. The cost is €60

For further details available from Fingal County Council Parks Division. Tel (01) 849 2212 
or Email: Parks@fingalcoco.ie

On Yer Bike

Journalist, Fiona McCann takes a look at the state of Irish Cycling in today’s Irish Times, on the back of the National Cycle Policy Framework, launched on Monday. The aim is to increase the number of people in Ireland who cycle every day from the current figure of 35,000 to 160,000 in 2020. The piece focuses mostly at cycling in the city centre, but it’s still worth a gander. You can read it here.

Spring Clean


South Strand

 

The South Strand in Skerries will be getting a Spring clean, this weekend. Please come down to lend a hand. We’ll be meeting at the public toilets, at 3pm, Sunday, April 26.  Bring your own gloves.

The Story of Stuff


Bronagh sent on a link to the Story of Stuff today. It’s a 20 minute animated film that examines the underbelly of modern production and consumption and calls for a more sustainable world. The trailer is above, and you can see the whole thing here.


Alex Steffen is cofounder and executive editor of WorldChanging.com. Part blog and part eco-activist street team, WorldChanging.com serves as a source of information and inspiration for anyone interested in increasing sustainability and livability into the 21st century, emphasizing solutions over problems. Here is Alex’s talk to TED from April 2007.

We’re Off

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