Located in Bodyke, East Clare is an organic perennial plant nursery governed by a strict philosophy predicated on acclimatising to the harsh Irish weather.
*Photograph: Gary Collins The World Health Organisation (WHO) outlines that air pollution is steadily becoming the world’s “biggest environmental health risk.” The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 1,300 premature deaths occur due to poor air quality in Ireland every year. This fits into an annual figure of 400,000 premature deaths in Europe.
Féidhlim Harty’s interest in the environment began one day when he was windsurfing in Cork Harbour. After seeing the scum from a sewage pipe entering the water in front of his eyes, he pondered on the possibility of cleaning up local waterways.
Native Woodland and forestry are under constant threat the world over, Co Clare is no different, falling privy to the intrigues of industry, invasive species and a lack of incentive for landowners.