Action 6 – Make a seaweed cough remedy

Carraigin moss seaweed is a remedy for a cough as Carraigin has antiviral properties and also shifts phlegm from the chest. Carraigín means ‘little rock’, a description that aptly sums up the steadfast and unshakable position this delicate sea plant has traditionally held in Ireland for many generations. The name ‘Carrageen’ was introduced around 1830 and most likely came from Carrigan Head in County Donegal in north-western Ireland....

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Action 5 – Gardening for bees

An action that might inspire all armchair gardeners and those of us that are longing to get out into nature is to consider planting for bees.  There are some useful links below and many garden centres have dedicated sections on their website highlighting plants that are attractive to bees and to pollinators....

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Action 4 – Make a seaweed fertilizer

A love of gardening, an interest in the natural world, a growing collection of articles on the benefits of seaweed as source of nutrition and a 5km travel ban led to this blog.  One of the highlights of the  Green Festival was a  walk on Renvyle Strand, led by committee member Marie Louise Heffernan, on edible seaweeds....

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Action 3 – Watch this and see how you can make a difference

We all know and love Sir David Attenborough, the English broadcaster, writer, and naturalist noted for his innovative educational television programs, especially the nine-part Life series. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder....

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Action 2 – Call to action to plant a tree!

Planting trees is an investment in the future and there is something very uplifting about seeing a tree that started life as small sapling, reaching for the sky!  There are trees and hedgerow shrubs for every situation and the good news is that now is the season to plant bare rooted trees....

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Action 1 – Counting for Conservation

Want to do something useful for Conservation in this next phase of lockdown? Let’s forget COVID and concentrate on Corvids (crows) and other birds visiting our gardens in winter! Annually around 800 people count their gardens and return the data Birdwatch Ireland – it would be great if you would take part?...

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