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NN#7:Ways To Use Old Tea Bags In The Garden

Hi Folks!

After a blustery weekend… Happy Monday!

In typical Street Feast fashion, we launched Tea-At-Three last Saturday on what was one of the wettest and windiest days for ages.

Nevertheless, it was great to see you getting involved in Tea-At-Three despite the weather!

We’ll be back out with our mugs this weekend, do get involved!



Tea-At-Three will be back again this Saturday. For more info, check HERE – and remember to keep an eye on our socials too for news.

The next Neighbourhood Network Community Boost will take place Tuesday, June 2nd. More on that later this week.


What’s in NN#5:

  • Mug Shots
  • Ways To Use Old Tea Bags In The Garden
  • DIY Compostable Tea Bags
  • Some Unexpected Daily Visitors
  • Pampered-Glamping In A Pandemic
  • Ten Philosophers To Help Us Through The Coronavirus Crisis
  • A Pictorial Tribute To Ireland’s Ambulance Crews

Some Stories To Share!

Mug Shots

Speaking of mugs, you may have noticed Aoife and her kind of terrifying cat mug ‘Mug Shot’ in the tweet above!

The Street Feast team have been talking all things tea these last few days and decided to share our favourite ‘Mug Shots’ a.k.a. our fabulous faces and favourite/strangest/scariest tea mugs.

We want to see your ‘Mug Shots’ too! There is an as-yet-undecided prize for our favourites! Send them to our socials, or to emily@streetfeast.ie!

Ways To Use Old Tea Bags In The Garden

Keeping the tea theme going; we stumbled upon a great article with 10 reasons why you should head outside and bury your used tea bags in your garden!

From boosting plant growth to keeping cats away, there are apparently some great benefits to burying tea bags. We’ll try them out after next Saturday’s Tea-At-Three!

DIY Compostable Tea Bags

And if your tea-bags aren’t compostable, here’s a handy guide to make your own!

Disclaimer: We haven’t tried this out… but please report back if you do! We’d love to see the results.

Some Unexpected Daily Visitors

Whilst we may not be able to have human visitors over the last couple of months, we’ve certainly seen a rise in once-shy creatures comfortable on our streets again.

Foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and more are making themselves known in gardens around the country – and now ducks are knocking on doors!

Follow the link above for a lovely story from lock-down land courtesy of Linda Lambert.

Pampered-Glamping In A Pandemic

We’re all adapting to the new normal in different ways. Above is a really interesting insight into how Shane of Pamper-the-Camper is turning the disadvantage of COVID disruptions into an advantage for his business!

Have you a business adapting to the challenges COVID is presenting? Let us know!

Ten Philosophers To Help Us Through The Coronavirus Crisis

All this tea-time has given us plenty of chances to ponder; which is why we found this piece in the Irish Time so interesting! If you’re looking to work your mind a little at the moment, check it out!

A Pictorial Tribute To Ireland’s Ambulance Crews

And finally, to close out this week’s Neighbourhood News round-up, a touching tribute to some of Ireland’s fab frontline workers!

Your experiences

Nominate a Neighbour!

Thank you kindly to responses so far to our nominate a neighbour campaign! We’ll be sharing stories and profiles of some of the amazing Neighbourhood Networkers doing great work across the country over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, you can nominate one of your neighbours here!

We’ve designed Neighbourhood Network – a tool to help support the people all over the country who are responding to this call. Register your existing group or sign up as a volunteer/coordinator here!

We hope you have a good week, stay safe and mind each other from a distance!

All the best,

Neighbourhood Network