Grangecon Go Greener Activities during lockdown

I am from a West Wicklow environmental group called Go Greener with Grangecon and would like to enter two videos that show the socially-distanced events that we have held since social restrictions were introduced.
The first was a “Social Distance Tree Planting” event which took place during what should have been National Tree Week, and the second was our recent Rewilding Competition where participants were invited to send in photos of an area of their gardens or farms that they would allow to grow naturally without interference from sprays, mowing and weeding.  Their names were then placed in a draw to win a sign to mark their wild patch.  There were no prizes for best, biggest, or most beautiful.
Go Greener with Grangecon, Social Distance Tree Planting Event

Last week we said we didn’t want CoVid19 to get in the way of us holding a tree planting event in Grangecon to celebrate National Tree Week. We are absolutely thrilled at how the community responded to our “SOCIAL DISTANCE TREE PLANTING EVENT”. Thank you to everyone who requested and planted a tree this week and sent us a photograph. We are also grateful to The Tree Council of Ireland, Coillte and Wicklow County Council for providing us with native saplings, and to Grange Con Tidy Towns who shared the trees they had been given to help with our initiative.If anyone is in need of some spirit lifting today, this little video might just do the trick........ 🥰🌳💚#treeweek2020 #treecouncilofireland #coilltenews #wicklowcoco #allthingstrees #loveourcommunity #grangecon #socialdistancing #sustainability #sdgs #sparkchange #whenlifehandsyoushitplantatreeinit 😁

Posted by Go Greener with Grangecon on Friday, 27 March 2020
Social Distance Tree Planting at Grangecon
Go Greener with Grangecon and Grange Con Tidy Towns Re-Wilding Competition, April/May 2020

And the 5 winners of our draw for the Re-Wilding Competition are.....🥁Shirley RossMary CarrollMick KehoeOrla O'SullivanPhilip DeeringCongrats to you all! We will be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your "We are the ARK" sign. We will look forward to our second draw in September when participants will have a chance to win a bird box created by local garden furniture maker, James Barrett.VIDEOSocial restrictions due to CoVid19 have meant that more people are able to spend more time in their gardens, so what better time to encourage some re-wilding activity! Community members from in and around the Grangecon area sent in their pictures of the areas of their gardens and land that they have chosen to give back to nature; no sprays, mowing, weeding... just nature being given a chance to do it's own thing. Each participant had their name put in a draw to win a handmade "This is an ARK" sign to mark their wild patch. There were no winners for best, biggest or most beautiful. We want nature to be the real winner here.Here are some of the photos that were sent, along with some of the words that came with them.Many thanks to everyone who participated in this event.💚🌸🐛🦋🌿🐝🌍🙏🏻#rewilding #grangecon #community #biodiversity #sparkchange #givebacktonature #wearetheark Mary Reynolds. Nature activist and reformed landscape designer

Posted by Go Greener with Grangecon on Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Rewilding Competition at Grangecon

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