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