IUCN UK Peatland Programme Newsletter

Peat harvesting in Ireland

Over the next few months as peatland restoration projects battle the elements to finish work on the ground before making way for breeding birds, the turning of the seasons brings a more sinister event in the UK peatland calendar.

As the weather warms UK gardeners are heading out in number to buy compost to nourish their borders; grow-bags to nurture tomatoes and bedding plants all rooted in peat. In the anticipation of a healthy growing season thoughts of what’s in the bag, where it came from and what the process of its harvesting leaves behind is all too often over-looked. This edition of our newsletter has a focus on the link between peat and horticulture.

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