In collaboration with the farm walks organised by Farming for Nature, Green Foundation Ireland is delighted to join with them in inviting you to participate.
SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 14:00 to 16:30
Venue: Golashane Nature Reserve, County Meath
These farm walks are non-profit, but a booking fee is necessary to minimise the frustrating level of no-shows. It costs €10 to register and all funds are circulated back into the farming community.
Depending on the national restrictions, numbers will either be restricted to 15 or 25, and in order to get a place you have to book beforehand through the booking system.
It is important to make sure to read through
WHAT ARE THE FARM WALKS
on the booking form.
This Farm Walk will be hosted by
Environmentalist, Ecologist and Chair of Green Foundation Ireland
Donna and her husband brought their 43-acre farm twenty years ago. It initially comprised of three large fields of intensive grassland with little plant or animal diversity. Through their work and dedication, it has been transformed into a nature reserve. They have planted 7½ acres of bird seed crop – oats, linseed and kale. There are now twenty-two species of birds on the farm, including species new to the farm: buzzards, mallard ducks, jays, woodcock and grasshopper warblers. 15 acres of woodland was added to increase species diversity. Two orchards of heritage Irish apple trees were planted as was an acre of wildflower meadow for pollinators. Over the last six years 1km of hedgerow has been planted. Hedgehogs were reintroduced and pine martens were recorded on the farm recently. A lake was created to encourage newts. Over 50 bat boxes are located on the farm. What Donna and her family are doing on their farm is easily replicable, providing diverse habitats to encourage diverse species.
Once you have booked through the booking system, you will receive exact details of where to meet, etc.
These farm walks are an opportunity for the Farming For Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land.
Green Foundation Ireland wishes to acknowledge with thanks
that this event has been made possible with the support of
The Heritage Council’s Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme,
and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.