Last weekend we went along to Ballydehob local food day. There were some great talks – including one on the Bantry Community Supported Agriculture Project, an inspiring talk from Peter Ward, information on bees and a workshop on how to
A network of GIY groups around the country will be a significant way of empowering communities. Even if it does cause me to neglect my own garden, this is a part of the important work which needs to be done
You can watch videos and see photos of the Bantry CSA Oat harvest and threshing on their website…
An excellent article from Ivan McCutcheon: Can We Feed Ourselves? « Food Culture West Cork.
Info from the group: Kilkenny’s 400 Fruit Tree project will mark the 400th Anniversary of the Signing of the City Charter by planting 400 native and heritage varieties of Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherry throughout the city and environs during
Using pumped storage power stations for Ireland’s wind resources looks like a really good idea. The Spirit of Ireland website has the details. According to them, all we need is about 2,500 3MW (covering about 1% of land area) wind
An excellent article from Anup Shah on his Global Issues website about why Biodiversity is so important: Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares? — Global Issues.
“Money needs growth and growth needs energy” A good primer on the economics of sustainability: An Economics Addition to ‘The Transition Handbook’ » Transition Culture.
Bill Hogan is one of Ireland’s most celebrated cheese makers. He and Sean Ferry started West Cork Natural Cheese in Schull in the mid 80s and produce two large hard cheeses in the Swiss style using summer milk – Gabriel
For anyone interested in sustainability Folke Gunther has a great site: Folke Günther on ecological design,thermodynamics of living systems,ecological engineering, nutrient recycling and oil depletion.