Composting Made Easy is an event hosted by Fingal County Council on Saturday September 18 from 3pm to 5pm at the Bayside Association Community Garden, Bayside Square East, Dublin. Composting is a fantastic way to reuse waste and create peat-free and nutrient-rich compost for growing. It’s about reconnecting with the earth and getting back to our roots. Master composter Craig Benton shows how to compost food and garden waste in a community garden using three different methods. Craig has been a composter trainer since the program began. He is an expert in home and commercial composting. Originally from the USA, he began training composters in Seattle in 1984. In 2003 he moved to Ireland and helped build the Irish commercial composting industry. During his career, Craig has trained over 1,000 people in composting and preventing food waste. Even for those who already compost, this demonstration will give you tips on how to improve your technique. Tickets and more information can be found at Composting made easy.

  • Cork Nature Network is a not-for-profit organization that aims to help the Cork community by promoting and promoting the conservation of wildlife and habitats in both town and county by educating and raising awareness of the need for nature conservation. The network has partnered with Elaine O’Riordan from the National University of Ireland Galway to provide more information about hedgehogs and to encourage the public to share their sightings. The Irish Hedgehog Survey is a citizen science project led by researchers from NUIG. The aim of the survey is to learn more about where hedgehogs live in Ireland and how they use our urban and rural habitats. For more information, see the Cork Nature Network.
  • Free tours of the National Botanic Gardens take place daily. Explore the great and rare treasures of our live plant collections and discover the rarest, most iconic, most helpful, ecological and whimsical plants in our collections. Experienced guides will also tell you about the fascinating history and international significance of the National Botanic Gardens. Meet at the sign in front of the palm house. Your guide, wearing an identifiable name tag, will meet you there. For more information, including Covid safety guidelines, visit National Botanic Gardens.
  • The Irish Specialist Nursery Association (ISNA) was established to represent the smaller, more specialized nurseries in Ireland. A plant fair will be held at Fota House and Gardens Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork on September 12th from 11am to 4.30pm.
  • The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI) is holding a Zoom Talk with Dan Hinkley on September 8th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and a Flower Art Night with Karen Robinson on September 22nd from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. New members are always welcome. For more information, please contact the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland.
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