To celebrate Biodiversity Week, our ECCO Ballymun participants visited Wildacres Nature Reserve and Biodiversity Education Centre in Wicklow.

Facilitated by the incredibly knowledgeable Brian and Gilly, the team had an brilliant day packed with information on:

– Ireland’s native species,
– Wildlife habitats & woodlands
– Restoring local biodiversity
– Building ponds and pollinator friendly habitats

And much more!

The workshop was specifically tailored to upskill the participants involved in developing a community garden in Finglas. Many thanks to Brian and Gilly for sharing their knowledge, tips and inspiration for our participants to take back and test on their new garden.

Our overarching goal within the ECCO programme is to design and deliver community focused training that has a lasting and positive impact on climate. It is our wish that projects like the community garden will continue to flourish and succeed long after ECCO concludes.

The ECCO project is supported by the Community Climate Action Programme: Climate Education, Capacity Building and Learning by Doing (Strand 2), which is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Environment Climate and Communications