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Hi All,

Last week’s minutes are in the minutes page. I have ordered Eanna’s book and this will be available to borrow from the resources section. Just request it.

Two notes for circulation this week: First is our Friday’s For Earth webinar on Friday 11 of June and secondly SECAD free course: Sustainable Communities Training Programme

1.FRIDAY’s for EARTH: Date: Friday June 11th at 7pm.Rewilding: Giving Back to Nature. We are very excited about this upcoming talkwith three groups who are each involvedin unique rewilding projects across the country. Not to be missed! Please click on this link to book your place.BOOK HERE

We will be joined byJanet Laffeyfrom theGreen Sod. The Green Sod is a land trust that protects land and its biodiversity see their website herehttps://greensodireland.ie

Janet the founder of Emerge Environmental design will give us an overview of the work of the Green Sod across Ireland. The Green Sod have operated a rewilding programme at the wonderful Pairc a Tobairat Rosscarbery for the last two years.

Randal Plunket of Dunsany Castlewill talk about his experience of rewilding his extensive estate in County Meath. The Dunsany estate covers 1600 acres of which approximately 750 are being rewilded as part of the Dunsany Reserve.

Paul Handrick of Bee Sanctuary Irelandwill talk about how he and his wife Claire Louise set up this bee sanctuary in County Wicklow, what it encompasses and he will also talk about his very exciting scheme for farmers called theNational Meadowland Initiativewhere they are partnering the business community with farmers to encourage farmers to leave 2% of their land to nature on a paid basis.https://thebeesanctuaryofireland.com

2.SECADisoffering a free course called Sustainable Communities Training Programme. It is open to people in South and West Cork. The first session begins tonight so book quickly! https://www.secad.ie/leader/sustainable-communities/

In the meanwhile enjoy June, rememberDon’t Mow Let It Grow!is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can help biodiversity in your garden or your area.

Best wishes from all of us at SHEP Earth Aware

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