‘Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt!’ Moy Hill Farm supports People4Soil

Published by Caitriona Rogerson on

28th February 2017

In the first of our ‘Selfies for Soil’ series, Matt Smith and Fergal Smith of Moy Hill Farm and Community Garden, Co.Clare, accompanied by friends Conrad and Teddy the dogs, show their support for the People4Soil campaign.

A few years ago Fergal and Matt were donated 2 acres of land by a ‘local hero’ on the coast of County Clare. Together they developed the land into a community garden which is used to grow organic fruits and vegetables, educate people on sustainable living, and provide an open space for the local community to come together, grow and share food.

Find out more about the project at their website, www.growing.ie, or watch this beautiful video by the Perennial Plate.

Moy Hill Farm is one of over 400 environmental groups and organisations from all across Europe which make up the People4Soil Coalition.

Matt & Conrad

Why People4Soil?

Our Soils need your help!

Incredibly, despite there being laws in place to protect our air, our water and our natural environment, there is currently no EU law protecting soils. As a result, one of our most precious natural resources is under constant threat from pollution, pesticides, over-farming, urbanisation and loss of biodiversity.

The People4Soil campaign is calling on the European Commission to pass a Soil Directive which would safeguard European soils. Ireland needs at least 8,000 signatures (1 million from 7 EU States) in order for the petition to be passed.

Please sign the petition to SAVE OUR SOILS:


Fergal Smith & Matt Smith, Moy Hill Farm, Co. Clare



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Caitriona Rogerson

Caitriona is a contributor to Green News. She has a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design. Caitriona is also involved in environmental campaigns around the issues of plastic pollution.