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Plant Banter

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Plant Banter is a new video series produced by VISUAL with Dee Sewell.

Dee will take us with her on fortnightly walks on lanes, riverbanks and woods around her home along the Carlow Kilkenny border, and show us changes that are happening in nature with the passing months.

Episode 1: Willow and Gorse

Here is the Gorse ice-cream recipe mentioned in Episode 1 (with thanks to Carl Legge).

Episode 2: Hedgerows

Episode 3: The Ash Tree

Episode 4: Frogs

Here is more information on the Hop to It survey, and here is the Biodiversity Data Capture app.

Episode 5: Pollinators and Ivy

Here is the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Here is Dee's Dandelion honey recipe. Discover more reasons to care for and celebrate Ivy from Michael Viney in The Irish Times.

Episode 6: A Walk Around Old Leighlin


Episode 7: A Walk Along the Barrow River

Sloe Gin Recipe: Sloe gin, sloe chocolate, sloe port or sloe jam! The Marsh Fritillary Butterfly. And beware the horsetail's jumping legs!

Dee Sewell works in social, community, therapeutic horticultural & environmental education through her company Greenside Up. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture; a qualified horticulturalist; one of the voluntary founding members of Community Gardens Ireland, the County Carlow Environmental Network and County Carlow Community Garden Network. She is a VOICE Ireland Recycling Ambassador, a GROW Observatory Community Champion in Ireland and a Stop Food Waste Master Composter.


Plant Banter is a produced by VISUAL as part of Community Made, a growing programme of projects happening beyond the walls of VISUAL, out in the community.