In the last few years, I have been working more and more in biodiversity, since it has become such a serious concern, especially around the welfare of not just our bees but all our insect species are having their habitats threatened as well.
Creating more habitats is so important, especially our native habitat which supports our native fauna such as native woodlands, wildflower meadows, heritage orchards, wildlife ponds, native hedgerows to name a few.
For this reason, I offer biodiversity and garden consultancy.
What I offer
Community Biodiversity Projects
- Biodiversity Action Plans for communities, local tidy towns, etc.
- Consultation on Biodiversity Action Plans for towns & villages
Citizen Science Projects
- Community Projects to engage participants in observing and recording nature, and recording it to the National Biodiversity Data Centre
Biodiversity Garden Consultancy & Design
- Designing Gardens for Biodiversity
- Individual garden consultations for food growing and biodiversity
- Eco-landscaping – returning your garden to nature
Educational Signs content and design
- Development of educational signs for a variety of settings
Natural Art & Living Willow Creations
- Advice & Setting up of living willow sculptures and structure for community spaces
If you are interested in setting up an area to encourage biodiversity, please contact me.
I have been developing a biodiversity garden at the Irish Wheelchair Association in Clane since 2012, and we have had huge success in creating a variety of native habitats. We have been supported by Kildare Heritage Office with grants which have enabled us to put in native beehives and develop educational signs and this year we are working on habitat maintenance and skills sharing.
It is now an Award-Winning Biodiversity garden, food garden and nature trail at John Sullivan Centre (JSC) Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Clane, awarded 2nd place in the Community Biodiversity Garden section for first-ever Irish Biodiversity Conference 2019.
What we do at the Garden
- Run ongoing QQI Level 3 & 4 training courses in the garden, for members of IWA and the local community, year-round.
- Other Garden Projects run – Citizen Science & Art Project, JSC IWA Clane, spring-summer 2018 & 2019.
- Transition Year (TY) groups workshops sessions at Biodiversity garden, students from Clongowes Wood College, Scoil Mhuire, Clane.
- Children’s workshops during Biodiversity & Heritage Week.
- Development of Educational Signs with support from Kildare County Heritage Office to support our garden trail and open the garden for educational purposes to the public.