Ours to protect is a new weekly feature on cork’s redfm where we meet the change makers, the activists and go-getters who aim to make cork city and county a greener, sustainable and more enjoyable place to live in.
Over the course of the series, we’ll be exploring everything from the city beekeepers, to community gardens and gain an insight to some innovative ideas by these local legends.
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Join Elaine Smith on the journey every Monday on cork’s redfm.
Did you know there’s one bee-hive of over 70,000 bees buzzing around Cork City or a tree nursery just off Douglass street where trees grow before they’re planted in their forever home.
Well tune in to our first guests of Ours To Protect who in collaboration are behind some of the quirky projects in Cork . I’m joined by Maria Young of Green Spaces For Health and The Cork Food Policy and Gina Johnson Climate Action Officer at Crok City Council to get an insight to hear about their green innovative ideas and their vision for a sustainable Cork.
This week we catch up with the supergroup behind Togher Community Garden who’ve done Trojan work transforming a once unused site known as the bog into a blossoming garden.
They’ve created a flourishing habitat by planting hundreds of trees, flowers for the bees, grown fruit and veg the community, and built a pond for ducks and frogs alike. Want to hear how you can grow your own fruit and veg, partake in the group or learn something new – then tune in now.
Billy’s Rent a Goat is at Beaumont Quarry doing exactly that. They’ve teamed up with Cork Nature Network and the Cork City Council to tackle ‘The Old Man’s Beard’ to help more native species to grow. It’s part of the re-generation programme to create a more greener, bio diverse space for the community and wildlife to enjoy.