This week Midwest Radio spoke to Seamus Swift from the Kiltimagh and Mayo men’s sheds about the role biodiversity plays in the groups.
Did you know…
- Men’s sheds in Ireland offer community spaces for men to socialize, share skills, and combat isolation.
- There are over 400 men’s sheds in Ireland, promoting mental health and well-being.
- These sheds often engage in woodworking, gardening, and crafts, fostering a sense of purpose.
Why is biodiversity so important?
- Biodiversity in Ireland sustains ecosystems, providing clean water, air, and natural resources.
- It supports agriculture and tourism, contributing significantly to the economy.
- Biodiversity enhances resilience to climate change and ensures a healthy, vibrant environment.
What can I do to help biodiversity at a local level?
- Plant native species and create wildlife-friendly gardens to support local biodiversity.
- Reduce chemical pesticide and fertilizer use to protect soil and water quality.
- Participate in local conservation initiatives and educate others about the importance of biodiversity.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
www.menssheds.ie- to find out more about men’s sheds in the country.
www.biodiversityireland.ie – see more on biodiversity in the country.