Edible Landscape Project

ELP TALKS

Edible Landscape Project has given talks relating to all aspects of food security – from protecting local biodiversity to the importance of buying local produce – since it came into being in 2012. Audiences have included both school and adult workshop groups as well as some stand-alone presentations such as:

  • April 2016: Edible Landscape Project speaks at a one-day conference entitled Climate Change and Me: Rising to the Laudato Si Challenge at Knock Shrine in Co. Mayo. The event was planned and co-ordinated in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, which highlights the great need for discussion and debate about the issue of climate change
  • March 2014: The Edible Landscape Project was one of four speakers discussing local food security at a SHeDD Talks event in Westport. Other speakers included environmental campaigner and Eco Eye presenter Duncan Stewart who shared his ideas on local and sustainable energy options and how Westport can work towards energy self-sufficiency.

 

ELP WALKS

Walking/ Cycle Tours of Edible Landscape Planting and Pruning sites along Westport Town Greenway are available. A former railway line, which once transported goods and passengers to and from Westport train station and which runs to Westport Quay, Westport Town Greenway was resurfaced in 2010. The route is 3 miles long, almost fully owned by Mayo County Council and has been converted into a public walkway and cycle route. Andy Wilson’s Westport Sustainability Group had begun planting a linear orchard along this route in 2010. Edible Landscape Project began planting along the route in 2012.

Sept 16th 2015: We had a great day today with local walkers from Westport and 4th class from the Quay School on the Greenway, looking at our fruit and nut trees planted in the Skate Park and McConville Park and having fun in the willow tunnel with Joanne from Leave No Trace Ireland, Laura and Ann from Westport Smarter Travel and Lorella from Westport Activity Ambassadors. Thank you to Westport Mens Shed for delicious tea and cake after, a perfect day really!!!

2015 Walk ELP

Sept 2014: Heritage fruit tree planting walking tour with students from the Holy Trinity National School

Trinity School 2014

June 2014: Heritage tree walking tours of ELP planted sites along Westport Town Greenway as part of the ‘Get Out There Festival’ and also with ‘The Clewbay Garden Trail’.

Walking 2014