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Climate-Smart Gardening

7 Mar 2022

By Fri 25 Feb 2022April 3rd, 2022BIODIVERSITY, Events

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Event Details


Green Foundation Ireland invites you to participate in an evening online talk:


MONDAY 7 MARCH 2022   –   19:00 to 20:00

by Zoom
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)

Book Here

As always at our events,
an important part will be the
Q&A session which will allow full
participation by those attending.

Event Programme


Klaus Laitenberger
Klaus is the author of three gardening books: Vegetables for the Irish Garden; Fruit and Vegetables for the Polytunnel and Greenhouse; and A Vegetable Grower’s Handbook. He works as an Organic Inspector for the Organic Trust Limited and as an consultant for a number of organic market garden start-ups. Previously, he was the Head Gardener at the Organic Centre in County Leitrim, and restored the gardens of Lissadell House in County Sligo.

Together with his wife Joanna, they started a seed company, Green Vegetable Seeds, specialising in the most suited vegetable varieties for the Irish climate as well as the most resistant and delicious ones.

He is contributor to various gardening magazines, for example: The Irish Garden, Irish Examiner, GIY magazine and Clover. Klaus also works as an organic advisor and runs gardening courses throughout the country.

You can find out more about Green Vegetable Seeds here.


While admission is FREE to this event, registration is NECESSARY as places are strictly limited. Please secure your place by booking here.


Climate-Smart Gardening will give practical tips on how to improve your soil fertility, make good compost and thus bring the carbon back into the soil where it belongs. Few people realise that atmospheric carbon can be brought into soils. We’ll also explore some ways in how conventional food production causes climate change – soy bean production equals rainforest destruction. There will also be tips on how to improve the biodiversity in your garden.

This talk forms part of Green Foundation Ireland’s project,
“Our Soil Underfoot – Protecting our underground life”