Who is The Salad Project?

My name is Sheila Murphy and I am an Ecologist with a farming background. I have numerous years experience as an Ecologist and an Environmental Educator in both the private and public sector.

The Salad Project started out as a personal project depicting my salad and vegetable growing adventure based in Co. Mayo and my urban back garden in Galway City. I believe growing and horticulture is an amazing way to connect with the environment, our personal well being and acknowledge where our food comes from.

It's something I'm very passionate about, love discussing and encouraging others to help find the same joy from gardening as I do.


  • M.Sc. Biodiversity and Conservation

  • B.Sc. Environmental Science

  • Organic Horticulture (FETAC Level 5)

  • Certificate in Agriculture (Level 5) and Specific Purpose Cert in Farming (Level 6)

  • Cert. of Completion: Introduction to Social & Therapeutic Horticulture Practices

  • Associate Member of CIEEM (ACIEEM)

How can The Salad Project Help You?

  • Provide interactive, fun, practical vegetable growing workshops to workplaces wishing to enhance their employee well-being through the social and therapeutic aspects of horticulture.

  • Guidance on developing workplace vegetable gardens and maintenance.

  • Educational workshops to ,schools, teachers and members of the public on how to grow your own vegetables and establish a vegetable garden.

  • Development of Biodiversity Actions Plans and Pollinator Plans for community groups, businesses, and schools along with providing ecological advice.

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