Craig Benton As a part of Climate Action Week, Fingal County Council sponsored two composting workshops in Blanchardstown and Bayside on Saturday September 18th 2021. 35 people showed up to the Bayside workshop to learn about the biology and essentials of composting and see how to set up a leaf mould cage, a composting binContinue reading “Composting Workshops in Blanchardstown and Bayside”
Donal O’Leary Introduction: Making leaf mould is a simple process, just requiring space and a little bit of management. After 6 months to 1 year, you will have a valuable mulch. After 2 years, you will have a fully composted product that can be used as a growing medium for plants, as part of aContinue reading “Setting up a leaf mould composting system”
Mike Holden Even with the best will in the world and the best storage systems (and I have neither of these), this is the time of year when some of our stored harvest inevitably has to return to meet its maker. In this case quite literally! Gone-off pumpkins and apples are heading into my bath-tubContinue reading “Feeding the wormery”
Donal O’Leary As well as helping people to become proficient and comfortable with composting, I try to show by example what can be done to maintain and build resilience, including soil fertility, at a local level. Several years ago, during October, I placed an advertisement in a local magazine, saying that if you are disposingContinue reading “Making Magical Leaf Mould”
Betty Kehoe Now that all our birds have flown the nest, we are in the process of downsizing. We sold our house early last year and we are currently renting a house in Rosslare, while our new house is being built. I am so looking forward to our new garden and greenhouse! The biggestContinue reading “Going Potty”
Nuala Maddigan Peatlands are one of Ireland’s last wildernesses offering sanctuary to some of Ireland’s most threatened species but sadly they are being destroyed through the extraction of peat moss compost used by many gardeners unaware of the consequences to Irish peatland habitat. Based at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre in Kildare one areaContinue reading “Harvesting Compost at the Bog of Allen”
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