Tackling the invasives and guerrilla planting

KayakCallThe River Cleanup organised by the UL Kayak Club gave us an opportunity to join in. The UL Environmental Committee organised a clean-up, so we decided to concentrate on planning how to tackle the Himalayan balsam and replace it with edible plants like wild strawberries, gooseberry and raspberry bushes.


We planted raspberry cuts and shootings by the Boat House, and lots of wild strawberries in front of the Boat House and all along the foot path. We’ll be back to pull out more of the Himalayan Balsam – it is still young and difficult to distinguish from the other plants! Looking forward to the harvest in a year or so!

The “Incredible Edible” movement offers great inspiration for thinking about the gifts that the place around us can offer, if taken care of!

Here are a few pictures of the clean-up itself, posted by the UL Green Campus committee.