These are very challenging times for the natural world but here at the Edible Landscape Project CLG we are doing our bit to help reverse the impacts of climate change AND WITH YOUR HELP we can do more. Much more.
At the Edible Landscape Project CLG we are building climate-smart food systems and services. We do this through our climate awareness training, our innovative 2° podcast series, our targeted education workshops on topics such as tree grafting, planting and pruning, and by offering a different way to think about our individual and community food systems.
Edible Landscape Project CLG has big plans for 2020, starting with our new Tree Towns Initiative©. Through this new workshop-led series, our aim is to plant hundreds of chemical-free, native-variety fruit and nut trees around Westport town. At these practical workshops, we will teach local people not just how to plant fruit trees to help offset their carbon footprint , but as importantly, we will equip participants to LOWER their carbon footprint by teaching the intrinsic link between climate change and the food choices we all make every day.
Edible Landscape Project CLG is engaging in climate positive action in 2020, through:
- The planting of native variety fruit and nut trees at Rice College, Westport, County Mayo. Each tree is provided to the school with organic compost, a rabbit-proof guard, strimmer-prevention measures, and ties to secure the trees against strong winds.
- Over the lifetime of the trees planted we will have left behind a wonderful environmental legacy in our communities, by helping to sequester approximately nine tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere at this single planting site.
- Educating individuals and communities about climate change and providing practical tree planting training.
- Promoting opportunities for further project multiplier effects, where we ask each project participant to pay this knowledge forward by pledging to plant two more trees in their own garden, thereby multiplying the NET POSITIVE impact of this wonderful project exponentially.