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Planting Seeds of Change

“Food is a weapon. When you sell real weapons, you control arms. When you control food, you control society. But when you control seeds, you control life on Earth.” In this wet, wet spring which has flummoxed many Irish farmers flummoxed in their attempts to get crops sown, the truth of this statement seems very […]

The Quickening by Deirdre O’Mahony

The Quickening by Deirdre O’Mahony We are delighted to be hosting a screening and conversation of “The Quickening” in partnership with Visual Carlow, a powerful new artwork by ground-breaking artist Deirdre O’Mahony in Rathanna Community Hall, County Carlow on Thursday, 18th April at 7pm to 8.30pm. Bringing together urgent conversations, original music and moving images, […]

Cultivating Abundance: The Crucial Role of Healthy Soil in Agriculture and Horticulture

Introduction to Healthy Soil The foundation of successful agriculture and horticulture lies beneath our feet – in the soil.Often overlooked, soil health is paramount for sustainable and thriving ecosystems. In thisblog post, we’ll delve into the importance of healthy soil, exploring key concepts such as Biocomplete compost, the soil food web, regenerative agriculture, and vermicast. […]

Nourishing Our Communities

Together We Grow – Nourishing Our Communities

Join us as we discover how we can nourish our communities as we watch the film Together We Grow and talk to some local community gardening panellists.

Eat Local – A Meeting of Minds in Tullow

Where does your food come from? This simple question has complex and difficult answers. The topic was addressed by a gathering of local producers and professionals, sponsored by the County Carlow Environmental Network (CCEN). Molly Aylesbury, Chairperson of CCEN, remarked that all views must be heard to have a meaningful and collaborative conversation. Her passion […]

Environmental Podcasts

What Environmental Podcasts Are We Listening To?

Environmental Podcasts Are you looking for environmental podcasts to inform or entertain? With so many extreme weather related events taking place across the globe, and climate conferences such as COP 28 finally reaching the national media headlines, more people are seeking information about climate change and environmental events. Many of us are finding podcasts helpful […]

How to Create a Wildflower Meadow

Growing a wildflower meadow is an act of rebellion to save the planet from ourselves. Here, Moly Aylesbury explains how to grow one.

Free Biodiversity Workshop

Free Biodiversity Workshop The County Carlow Environmental Network are pleased to be hosting a free Biodiversity Webinar with support from County Carlow Council on Tuesday, 16th March 2021 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Our volunteer secretary and Environmental Educationalist, Molly Aylsbury BSc will be looking at the questions often asked: What is biodiversity? Why is biodiversity […]

Environmental Questions for General Election Candidates

Environmental Questions for General Election 2020 Candidates

A general election has been called for Ireland on Saturday, 8th February 2020 and with the increasing changes in our climate, it’s more important than ever that our local, national and European representatives are aware of the environmental issues that face us. If you’d like to quiz your local candidates, here are a selection of […]