Wild Bird feed

Food for the Birds

Food for the Birds : It can be a tough time of year for birds when the flush of autumn berries has long gone and the cold can be biting. A well stocked bird feeder in the garden will be gratefully received. It’s important to look after our feathered friends. Not only do their singing and…

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Turkey Farming in Co. Wexford

Turkey Farming in Co. Wexford : For the season that’s in it, we turned the spotlight on our Simple food Pledge holder Michael Walsh from Broadfield farm. Following a degree in Land Management Michael now works on the family farm in Ferns, Co. Wexford. Having spotted the flaws of commercial farming early on, Michael has adopted…

GROW Observatory Manua

World Soil Day

World Soil Day – get the dirt! December 5th is World Soil Day. A day to promote talking, thinking and taking action towards improving the health of our soils. Let’s face it – soil is not a popular topic. It’s neither glamorous nor particularly pleasing to look at. It’s just dirt, right? But there is…

Food Matters…

Food Matters… Have you ever stared at a plastic-wrapped chicken in your local supermarket wondering what exactly “farm-fresh” means? Two words, selected to conjure up images of a healthy, outdoor environment. They may even be accompanied by a charming illustration of rural idyll. Together they imply traditional farming methods and salt-of-the-earth values of a farmer…