Food growing and biodiversity

Gardens are important sanctuaries for wildlife, particularly in urban areas where green-space can be limited and fractured.  Encouraging more people to make the most of their own outdoor space be it a garden or windowsill helps to provide habitat and food for a more diverse range of plants and animals.  Initiatives like LUFS will promote gardening for improved biodiversity, encouraging the growth of herbs, fruit and vegetables helping to reverse the decline in our vital pollinators, providing food for other wildlife and fostering sustainable gardening and soil practices like composting.  It is hoped that the work of LUFS will provide an accessible best practice example of how individuals and communities can help implement the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan at a local level by making more of our gardens pollinator friendly, encouraging an improved network of biodiverse spaces and improving habitat connectivity.  For advice, and resources and to pledge your garden for pollinators please click here.  To find out more about pollinator friendly herbs click here.

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Growing Garlic

Join Roisin Cotter for this garlic growing tutorial video. From cloves carefully nestled in the soil to the emergence of slender green shoots, the garlic plant weaves its magic beneath the surface. Thriving in well-drained soil and basking in sunlight, garlic transforms into a robust, aromatic powerhouse.

Growing Seeds

Welcome to our seed growing tutorial, where the journey from tiny seed to flourishing plant unfolds before your eyes. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a first-time planter, this step-by-step guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to nurture your seeds into vibrant life.