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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

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Gardening

Bee Watching – Science for Sunny Days

I'm sitting in my garden on a sunny day last summer, soaking in some much needed vitamin D and photographing bumblebees in a lavender bush. It's not a bad way to relax. This is one of the photographs that I... Continue Reading →

Gardening in the City: Eats or Ecology?

Urban gardens have had a new resurgence in fashion, adding to the list the many things that have become "millennial aesthetics" that are actually age-old reactions of populations to economic downturn and social change. In particular community gardens in Dublin... Continue Reading →

Save the Bees : Rallying Cry or Meme?

'Save the Bees' - an ideal Instagram caption for wildflowers you've spotted by the side of the road. The phrase has taken on meme-like status over the last few years, both in the idealistic aesthetic sense and in more absurdist... Continue Reading →

Being Biodegradable

There has been some controversy in my life recently from a source I would never have expected. Teabags. Those who know me know that the volume of tea I can drink on a given day in likely outside of safe... Continue Reading →

Soil

My parents are gardeners not by trade but by passion, And I was raised to love plants and climb trees but I was afraid of creepy-crawlies and often found myself retreating into my cave. And my mother says when her... Continue Reading →

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