Rathcormac man’s wildflower business and connection with Kinsale Mead

John Howard’s wildflower meadow business which he runs from his base in Rathcormac, came about because of his great interest in shooting and conservation which John says, he inherited from his late father.  

“I started off experimenting with various game crops here on my own place many years ago. Game crops are basically seed bearing crops that are sown especially for winter feeding for game birds, but thousands of other birds also benefit for these,” John told The Avondhu this week.

At that time, John was writing monthly articles for the Irish Shooters Digest and was also the Chairman of the Federation of County Cork Gun Clubs, a post he held for 13 years.  

“I sourced all these ingredients from Bright Seeds in the UK and invited the owner David Bright, over to give a talk at one of our county meetings. That was the beginning of game crops in Cork and probably most of Ireland too,” he recalls.

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