The Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society was established in 1999, in response to agricultural intensification and hedgerow removal in the local area. The environmental group was set up to promote hedgerows, and their biodiversity and cultural value.
Between October 2017 and December 2018, LEADER funding supported the Society to attract various biodiversity experts to Ballyboughal in Co. Dublin, to host a series of environmental workshops, which enhanced the active learning experience for participants and the accessibility of these workshops to people living in the area.
To read the full feature in the Changing Ireland magazine, starting on page 22, please see here.
Source: National Rural Network and Changing Ireland
Image credit: Ballyboughal Hedgerow Society