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Harper’s Yard Repair Cafe

Saturday 6th April
Ormeau Park Bowling Club, Belfast

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge – Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 7th April
Kilmacrew House near Banbridge
Free

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People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership: Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals – What Role for the NI Voluntary & Community Sector?

Thursday 18th April
61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free

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Derryanvil near Portadown – Planting Young Trees

Saturday 20th April
Derryanvil near Portadown
Free

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Easter Monday Family Fun Day & Craft Fair

Monday 22nd April
Florence Court
Normal Admission

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Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills – Scrub Clearance

Sunday 28th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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Be Fair to Bees 21 March 2019

RSPB research student, Annie Magowan from Down High School, has been inspired by the dramatic improvement of bees on environmentally managed farm land in Co. Down that she is to petition the UK government to develop a strategy to support more farmers to do the same and protect our bees.

Young people from Northern Ireland are asking Government to support devolved institutions by having a UK wide strategy to provide funding to support farmers delivering valuable ecosystem services, such as providing wildflowers for pollinators.

RSPB Co. Down research 2018 has shown that wildlife–friendly farming supported four times the number of pollinators compared to a farm that had never been managed for wildlife.  Insect pollinated crops are valued at £603M per year (UK National Ecosystem Assessment). What food can we buy? How much will it cost us? Can we go out into nature and still be astounded but its beauty?  Without bees, we dread to know the answers.  The question is not should we save bees, but why have we not already started?

Help get this issue on the Government’s agenda by signing Annie’s petition using the following link. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/235644.

 

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