Chipping party fiasco: what happens when you don’t use the right machines and 400 trees for Kilkenny

Hi all, Just an update on our chipping party that we planned for Easter last weekend. Well, the weather forecast was bad but  in fact it was a beautiful spring weekend. Many thanks to friends, Eileen and Steph, even turned up early on Good Friday before we were to start chipping on Sat to help…Read more Chipping party fiasco: what happens when you don’t use the right machines and 400 trees for Kilkenny

Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland

Hi all, Thinning started in our small spruce plantation on Monday!!  It's very exciting to see the huge amount of light now coming in; we have a new clearing too which we will be planted with fast growing pioneer species. For our soil conditions, we'll be putting in alder and birch, that will prepare the…Read more Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland

Get your art book or any great ideas, published with Blurb!

Finally, after starting my first online book some months ago, I've found a day to myself to finish it - have a look! It's a simple photo log of a short trip to Nepal that I did with Martin in 2007. Naturally I was attracted to taking snaps of the stunning scenery whilst Martin was…Read more Get your art book or any great ideas, published with Blurb!

Local community forest directory now available

I'm delighted to write that a new local forest directory has been created.  It follows on from the 2006 'local project' film & exhibition, a project where I documented an innovative 15 year old community foresty project in south Leitrim. The film and exhibtion were supported by the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon and Crann. Some of…Read more Local community forest directory now available

Winner Puppeteers bring ‘The Man who Planted Trees’ to Ireland

During the Carlow Eigse Arts festival last month I was very lucky to catch an enchanting puppet version of this well-loved tale - the Puppeteers won the 2007 Eco Prize for Creativity. It tells the story of a French man, who with his faithful dog - (a rather shook looking puppet, a real rascal who…Read more Winner Puppeteers bring ‘The Man who Planted Trees’ to Ireland