The Edible Landscape Project (ELP) was born out of a desire to reconnect with nature through food, landscape and community.
In 2012, after a community event (SHeDD Talks), we had an idea. What if we could grow an edible landscape along the Great Western Greenway corridor in Co. Mayo? And what if we could use that project as an example of how we can introduce food back into the urban and rural landscape AND increase local food security, through relearning the art of growing our own food, using the Forest Gardening technique.
It was this inspiration which resulted in the Edible Landscape Project taking form. From those humble beginnings the Edible Landscape Project has grown and grown. We have taken the project from a local community resilience project, to a nationally recognised Social Enterprise.
We are educators, designers, horticulturalists, international development experts, sustainability advocates, and volunteers passionate about preserving our natural environment. Through our ELP Workshops and events we are educating communities about the link between Food and Climate Change.
We’re educating through our workshops, training workshop leaders and growing the movement exponentially through sound practice and volunteerism. And yes, it’s a movement. It’s about empowerment, learning and nurturing, taking care of nature and protecting the planet.
We are the Edible Landscape Project.
The idea of growing an edible landscape along the Great Western Greenway originated at a Westport community enterprise event in 2012 (SHeDD Talks), which focused on the power of the community to inspire local food growing projects.
If you would like to take part in one of our workshops please contact us.