Bloom in the Park garden – May 2019

Date published: 7 May 2019

Leo Varadkar chats to Sarah blake on Earthologys #Pledgeagainstplastic Bloom garden with the Irish Girl Guides to discuss all things sustainability including single-use plastic, growing your own fruit and vegetables and getting the Irish Girl Guides involved in Climate change and the UN SDGs.

The garden was given a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the communication of the sustainability message through gardening and interaction with the local community.

About The Garden

Our garden, which is a collaboration between Earthology – a sustainability consultancy – and Irish Girl Guides, is highlighting ways to avoid the use of plastic by following the principles of the 5 Rs – Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot.

The garden really ignited the public imagination with an eco-brick bench (made from large plastic bottles stuffed with unrecyclable soft plastic), plastic planters made from recycled plastic, a large earth made of plastic bottle tops, milk bottles as herb planters and large plastic drums filled with espalier pear trees. All parts of the garden were reused, or rehomed, including the eco-brick bench which found a home in the Seal Rescue Centre in Courtown.

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