Urban farming: Turning over a New Leaf

Korean farming methods have helped Kevin Wallace create a business that caters to some of Ireland’s best chefs

7th February, 2021
Urban farming: Turning over a New Leaf
Kevin Wallace, founder of New Leaf Urban Farmers in Co Limerick: ‘If you take nature and you can culture it and you have a somewhat scientific approach, you can see a demonstrable result’

An acre and a half doesn’t seem like a lot of land on which to build a farm. It is in fact, about the same size as a soccer pitch.But as Kevin Wallace, the man behind New Leaf Urban Farmers in Co Limerick, is proving, it’s not the size but the substance that matters. And in this case, the substance is the soil.

Wallace, 44, began farming in 2016. Although...

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