It was lovely yesterday evening to celebrate all things earthy and green for Green Sod Ireland’s Earth day walk. It was a soft grey evening and Mary White of Blackstairs Eco trails led the walk down the lanes right next to Hollywood. Mary gave us information on the history of the lane and many of the plants along the way. Something I didn’t know was as the upper reaches of the lanes have never been sealed, the plants there are chemical free and great for food foraging! It is my favourite time of year too, all that spring bright green growth and flowers everywhere, although I find all the seasons have their own beauty and interest too.
Here are some pictures below on what was a very enjoyable evening – at the end of the walk I gave a short talk about how Martin and I are transforming Hollywood and I was able to share some of the history of this process with photos I have collected from the project over the years and how my work connects ecology, art and green politics. It was a thrill to share the story right in Hollywood – I’ve been to many open forest days but this was the first time I have led a forest talk myself. Thanks to all who came and the great comments and chat too!
Click on an Hollywood sign image below to start the slideshow.
Many thanks to all at Green Sod Ireland and Mary White of BlackstairsEcoTrails.ie. Donations to help save our ‘wild-acres’ can still be made to Green Sod through their website too. As always, comments welcome and enjoy the South Carlow Hollywood Earth day walk below!