Edible Landscape Project

2016 & 2014: Food Security Workshop T/Y Students

      Oct 14th & 21st 2016: A magic Food Security workshop today with TY’s from Westport Town’s SHS and Rice College who planted fruit tree and shrubs – as well as strawberries and chives and other herbs – which they’ll include in...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2016, 2015 & 2014: Forest Gardening Workshops

June 3rd 2016: We extended our forest garden planting site at the back of the Quay Community Centre during this workshop. We used some of the apple trees from our orchard which were taken from grafts of local trees in 2015.  There’s Worcester berries and Loganberries, more...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2016 & 2015: Edible Gardening with Schools, Westport & Newport

May 17th 2016:EDIBLE GARDEN WESTPORT Another edible garden for Westport… Holy Trinity N.S. kids helping us plant edibles today at Westport Sports Complex on Horkans Hill as part of the Incredible Edible Schools campaign. Thanks Beth and Angela for all your help and thanks...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

May 2016: Edible Wall, Westport Town

Guess which funky Westport cafe just got itself a beautiful new edible wall? There’s oregano, parsley, strawberries, chives, a hint of spearmint, a baby borage, lavender and calendula… Some lovely local Westport collaboration at work on this project. Guy from...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2016 & 2013: Kids Sowing Apple Seeds, Dublin Zoo and Westport

  April 23rd 2016: Sowing Seeds! Fantastic Edible Landscape Childrens’ Workshop in the Farmhouse at Dublin Zoo today. Lots of little people got to take home little apple trees to plant in their back gardens! Thank you Agri-Aware for inviting us to participate…....
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2016, 2015 & 2014: Apple Tree Grafting Workshops

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop on Friday 4th March 2016 from 11.00am until 2.00 pm in the Quay Community Centre, Westport. Great workshop at the Quay Community Centre today! We concentrated on grafting locally grown apple trees- scions and rootstocks came from Andy Wilson’s...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2016, 2014 & 2013: Fruit Tree Pruning Workshops

February 2016: Decisions, decisions – which branches to prune!? Thank you everyone who came to our Edible Landscape Project APPLE TREE Pruning Workshop earlier today on Westport Town Greenway. We had a ball. And we did a bit of pruning on the apple trees in the Skatepark...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2013-2015: Historic Towns Initiative

Historic Towns Initiative Fund, 2013-2015 (Funded by Mayo County Council via the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) Project Aim Westport is renowned for being a planned town with beautiful architecture dating back to the late seventeenth century. Although many of the...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2015 & 2013: Living Willow Workshops

March 2015: A wonderful morning learning how to weave willow shapes with Willie McDonough at Westport Skate Park. Despite the freezing cold a number of people came out to help us strengthen the willow tunnel which we’d created in 2013 and which has received quite a...
Posted By :
Comment :Off

2015, 2014 & 2013: Tree Planting Workshops/ ELP Orchard

February 2015: Edible Landscapers and Westport GIY, helped by the Horticulture level 6 class from Westport College of Further Education transfer grafted apple trees and plant them out in their new home at the Quay Community Centre. It was a tricky job! We had to ensure none of...
Posted By :
Comment :Off