Lovely column in the Irish Times by Róisín Ingle about Mary & Dare To Be Wild. Thank you Róisín.
I keep getting asked for a glyphosate 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.
Glyphosate 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, 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.
New year, new update in the DIY Forest Garden blog! Find out what’s been happening as the gang moves on through the next steps from Mary’s upcoming book The Wild Way for creating a do it yourself forest garden.
Thank you to Diarmuid Gavin for including Mary on this list of “Top Ten Greatest Landscape Designers” in The Daily Mail Online. In great company!
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.
Not only is Mary artistic in the wild, she can put that talent to paper as well. Some of her artwork is featured throughout MUNA, the latest album by musician Marketa Irglova. You may know Marketa from the band The Swell Season or as “girl” in the film Once. MUNA, released just last week, is Marketa’s second solo record.
Marketa is an old friend and she asked me to do some drawings for her new album MUNA. I sometimes do prayer drawings for friends which involve me connecting in to the situation that needs help and putting a pen to paper and watching what emerges, all the while holding the best possible outcome in my heart, whatever that may be. I followed that same process for each of Marketa’s beautiful songs and I am honoured that she used them in her album booklet.