Hosted by Louth County Council, the ‘Gardening for Climate Change’ event was held at Blackrock Community School on Saturday 27th April.  The theme of the event explored how changing climates are affecting garden growers and food production in general.

Experts, including Pamela Whitaker of local consultancy Groundswell, gave insights into gardening in the current unstable environment and how important it is to understand how the varying elements can affect your produce and your soil. Rory Sheena of Louth County Council Climate Action Team also gave an insightful presentation on how climate change is affecting our coastlines and our urban environments. He also conducted a very interesting Q & A with the audience to see what is most important to them with regards to climate change. 

The talk was followed by a wonderful guided tours of the nearby Blackrock Community Garden. Participants were offered an opportunity to observe the techniques being employed in local community gardens and heard from Eileen, one of the experienced and diverse active community growers in the Blackrock team!