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By listening carefully to her client and the land in question, Mary undertakes the design of gardens that marry the needs and wishes of the land's guardian with the needs and wishes of the land itself. With her roots in permaculture theory, Mary seeks to create spaces that are healing, truthful and magical. Read more about Mary.

Alternatives to Roundup

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I keep getting asked for a roundup alternative. Below I will list four alternatives including a vinegar herbicide recipe, however the true alternative involves a much bigger transformation than a simple change of product.

Roundup is used widely in gardening and agriculture. It has been found in almost all tested samples of rainwater, breast milk and honey and our aquifers are full of it. We are literally drowning in this poison.

I am not going to bore you with how exactly it is killing us all slowly, research on that is very simple if you want to know, but I will ask you to take a walk with me here.

Why are we using this poison?
(Read more & see the alternatives)

Dare to Be Wild Film Screening Dublin

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Dare to Be Wild, the feature length film based on Mary’s true life story, will screen at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in March. The film focuses on the magical story of Mary’s journey to build a gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The screening will be on 26th March at the Lighthouse, 8pm. Tickets go on sale on the film fest website on the 25th February @ 7.30pm.

You can see some stills from the film here on our site and recent distribution news here at Scannain and Variety.

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New DIY Forest Garden blog post

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Claire has provided an update to her story about building a forest garden using techniques outlined in Mary’s upcoming book The Wild Way. Read along & check out the photos here.