“A wonder product the world can’t live without”. That’s the tagline from a clever advert this week by Rowse honey. Important to Rowse but important to us all and the people living and visiting the Causeway coast agree. Honey bees tend to be in managed in hives, but humans can’t live on honey alone. If all the bees were to become extinct, humans would only be a matter of years behind them. One-third of bee species are already extinct. Whether it’s the apple we snack on or the tomato on our pizza, we need bees and their friends. Every third mouthful of what we eat is thanks to wild … [Read more...] about The People Have Spoken
Blue Planet cameraman and BBC presenter, Simon King OBE visited the the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council to help celebrate the successes of Don’t Mow, Let It Grow. The three-year pilot project is the biggest of its type in Northern Ireland, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, working in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Click Here for a Copy of the Presentation The natural history film maker and BAFTA award winner, spoke at an event held in the appropriately named Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Celebrates 3 Years Of Growth
Blue Planet cameraman and BBC presenter, Simon King OBE has congratulated Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council and partners, for the successes of the environmental project, Don’t Mow, Let It Grow. The natural history film maker and BAFTA award winner, was speaking at a celebration event held in the appropriately named Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart, surrounded by local school children, representatives from other Local Councils, environmental and countryside organisations along with volunteer groups. Addressing the audience, King said, “Congratulations on the changing of … [Read more...] about GRASS FIT FOR A KING
iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey on 1,000 adults in ROI to discover how they feel about bees and measures that have been taken to help them. - 88% of individuals believe the Irish government has not worked sufficiently to help save the bees. - 38% of people have personally taken measures to help save the bees. Top 3 measures people have taken to help save the bees: 1. Planting different flowers that bees prefer (69%), 2. Reducing the use of pesticides (56%), 3. Telling friends and family about the importance of bees (50%). 75% are aware that bees … [Read more...] about Survey says…..
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd Sept Come along and visit the Don’t Mow Let It Grow roadshow, learn about the project and enjoy the free family activities. If anyone would like to volunteer at the event and help with the activities, please contact email@example.com … [Read more...] about Don’t Mow Let It Grow Road Show at Airwaves, Portrush
Isla, Eve and Hollie having fun with Bizzy Flo and Friends in Cushendall over the weekend. Don’t Mow Let It Grow road show, attended the annual Cairns Allotment family open day, the team joined in the festivities with colouring in activities with Buzzy Flo & her friends and playing with the project Frisbees, getting everyone out into Cairns very own meadow too! … [Read more...] about Cairns Family Open Day, Cushendall
Thurs Aug 23rd 7.30 – 9pm, Auditorium, Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady Spend an evening with Roe Valley Beekeepers’ Association for a glimpse into the wonderful craft of beekeeping, and be inspired with short talks from beekeepers on their work during the beekeeping season. Various displays will be available such as honey and beeswax, mead, beekeeping equipment and bee friendly planting. The evening will conclude with tea, coffee & biscuits and an opportunity to network, wander round the displays and chat to the speakers. Places are limited so booking is essential Please book with … [Read more...] about Honeybee Inspired Talk & Workshop
Sat 18th August Scything is a traditional hay meadow cutting technique and is perfect for managing your own meadows, as well as for areas that are more tricky to manage with modern machinery. Join Neil Foulkes for a beginners training session on the traditional skill and art of scything. You will learn how to set up, sharpen and maintain an Austrian scythe, along with safe use and correct cutting techniques. Place are very limited. To initially register your interest email: firstname.lastname@example.org … [Read more...] about Austrian Scythe Training, Riverside Park, Ballymoney