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Thursday, 28 August 2014

What's On: Organic Gardening at Luisne

Want to learn how to grow a thriving vegetable and herb garden? Facilitated by myself, Ena Ronayne, this course kicks off on Saturday 27th September at 10AM
Classes are held on a Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm. Terms begin on the 27th of September 2014 for 4 weeks and March 7th 2015 for 4 weeks. Each term costs €80 Click here to register 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Our relationship with water

In 1992, at the age of 12, Severn Cullis-Suzuki raised money with members of ECO to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Along with group members Michelle Quigg, Vanessa Suttie, and Morgan Geisler, Severn Cullis-Suzuki presented environmental issues from a youth perspective at the summit, where she was applauded for a speech to the delegates.  Have a listen to 'The girl who made the world silent for five minutes'. 


Now in her 30's, Severn is an environmental activist, speaker, television host and author.  She has recently hosted Samaq'an: Water Stories.


 


While we here in Ireland toy with the idea of having water meters installed, this series shows how north America’s indigenous people always had a sacred relationship with water.  The series looks at the spiritual and physical connections that they had to water.  All three episodes are worth watching.  



Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Birdwatching and Blogging for Powerscourt

Novice Birders Needs and Wants my second post, was written ahead of Niall Hatch's guided walk at Powerscourt Estate.  Niall, the development Officer at Bird-Watch Ireland (BWI) is Irelands’ authority on all things birds. No doubt you have heard him on 'Mooney Goes Wild' on RTE Radio one.  If not tune in here to a recent podcast where Niall visits and talks to a lady who has a mistle thrush nesting on the window ledge of her spare bedroom.

But I digress!  My birding article was well received and boy was I pleased when Brian Carruthers wrote 'a fabulous little article from a very enthusiastic novice birder, letting all know the joys of getting out and about' especially given that Brian is such a accomplished birder!

Which reminds me, after you've read my blog post be sure to check out your local BWI branch for the upcoming National Dawn Chorus Day 2014 time schedules.

My own BWI branch South Co Dublin will meet at Cabinteely Park 4AM Sunday 18th May.  That's right 4AM so don't forget to set your alarm as those birds won't wait!!

Happy Birding.....