We're experiencing a GREEN trend at our Dublin studio this month!
We've got a lovely new flower and herb garden, courtesy of our amazing Green Bag Committee, who planted some beautiful flowers and tasty herbs in our studio courtyard.
There's a huge selection of gorgeous plants including begonias, osteospermum, salvia, astra flowers as well as sage, rosemary, lavender, mint, lemon balm, and silver queen thyme!
These plants were chosen by our Green Bag team with the aim of helping our bees and other lovely pollinators and come with the bonus benefit of being beautiful and tasty should any of our Brown Bagger's wish to spruce up a lunchtime meal!
Did you know that one-third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland? This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. Without bees, we may lose all the plants that bees pollinate, all of the animals that eat those plants and so on up the food chain. Which means a world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion. Our supermarkets would have half the amount of fruit and vegetables!
Here's a very helpful guide if you'd like to do something similar in your garden to help - Gardens: actions to help pollinators
The Green Bag Committee also hosted an Urban Gardening Workshop in our Dublin studio last week, run by Sheila Murphy from The Salad Project, which showcased the basics of seed sowing, focusing on salads and simple windowsill/box growing to help our Brown Bagger's with their green fingers.
Our Health & Wellbeing Committee also organised some Desk Plant Workshops run by Universal Floral, to teach our plant lovers how to care for their plants at work and keep them healthy with lots of great tips for novices and pros alike.
Did you know that peace lilies are a great plant for your work desk, because they're easy to grow and care for, AND they help improve air quality, removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide from the surrounding air! Be sure to check out this great graphic guide for the best air purifying plants according to NASA! And another great compiled list to check out - 26 Plants That Clean The Air.