Traditional Turf Cutting with Michael Chambers

Ireland’s unique relationship with our Peat Bogs

Peatlands only make up 3% of the world’s landmass but store more carbon than all of the world’s forests combined. Yet much of this country relies on peat for home heating and power. “For Peat Sake” explores Ireland’s unique relationship with our Peat Bogs.
In Part 1 Duncan meets with local turf cutter Michael Chambers who teaches Duncan how to cut turf by hand, Duncan reminisces of times cutting turf with his father and reflects on how mechanised turf cutting is now the norm.. but at what cost? Part 1 ‘For Peat’s Sake’
Credit to : Eco Eye

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