- 28 March 2017
Award winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin joined forces with TV3’s Anna Daly have launched GroMór 2017, a nationwide campaign to get the country growing.
GroMór is an initiative by Retail Excellence Garden Centres and growers across Ireland, in association with Bord Bia, to give clear and useful advice on how to best grow plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and to highlight the health benefits of gardening.
- 13 March 2017
Join us for the annual Feeding Ourselves gathering! We will celebrate the soil beneath our feet, the food it provides for our communities and the agroecological farmers and growers who work the land.
Feeding Ourselves 2017 will feature a soil symposium - including an introduction to a fascinating new citizen science project called GROW Observatory - with dedicated sessions on community gardens, sustainable farm diversification, community supported agriculture and the land workers alliance.
- 10 March 2017
Over six weeks have passed since I wrote the article about following my curiosity, joined a dozen students in Kildalton Agricultural & Horticulture College and began studying the Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Horticulture. This third level course is packed with information aimed at increasing our knowledge.
- 07 March 2017
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is developing a national Clean Air Strategy with the aim of promoting clean air policies to enhance and protect the quality of the air we breathe.
- 01 March 2017
Over half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, which is set to rise to two-thirds by 2050 (UN DESA). Poor air quality and its associated health problems are among some of the negative consequences that have been linked to urban development.
- 27 February 2017
The JRC has developed a smartphone app that will help citizens to capture and share information about 37 invasive alien species of Union concern in Europe. The 'Invasive Alien Species Europe' app, which contains detailed information and photos of those plants and animals, makes it possible for citizens to use their phones' GPS system and camera to capture images of them.
- 22 February 2017
I'm delighted to highlight the upcoming Green Fingers Sessions with Gareth in the Garden of Rathmullan House. These sessions will be wonderful opportunities to expand your gardening skills and horticulture knowledge, and of course, enjoy the surroundings and relaxation offered by a stay in the award winning Rathmullan House.
- 08 February 2017
The amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union (EU) in 2015 amounted to 477 kg, down by 9% compared with its peak of 527 kg per person in 2002, but slightly up, for the first time since 2007, from the 474 kg recorded in 2014.
- 13 January 2017
Sensory demonstrations, drones, hand hygiene, colostrum quality and sensors for horticultural production are among the demos that visitors to the Teagasc stand at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which takes place at the RDS, Dublin, during January 12-14, 2017. Visit Teagasc at stand W7 in the World of Science and Technology.
- 16 March 2017
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has launched a new anti-dumping initiative to support the clean-up of dumping black-spots and to target those who engage in this illegal practice.
- 13 March 2017
2017 Allianz Garden Show Ireland runs from 5th-7th May at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens, and promises to provide buckets of inspiration for every level of a gardener from the expert to the budding enthusiast.
- 09 March 2017
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) has recently acquired Fernhill Park and Gardens and intends to develop the property as a Regional public park. Fernhill is a former substantial family residence with ancillary buildings on 34 hectares of land (gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land) just south of the Enniskerry Road at Stepaside, County Dublin.
- 06 March 2017
Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021 and invites submissions, observations, and comments on the proposed plans during a six-month public consultation process.
- 28 February 2017
The City of Galway will be officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017, an environmental designation awarded by the European Commission in “recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment”.
- 23 February 2017
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has recently announced the allocation of funding for the 2017 National Reserve. Minister Creed said, “the National Reserve is a vital resource for providing support to young farmers and new entrants to farming in the crucial years following the establishment of the farm holding”.
- 22 February 2017
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D., and Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with responsibility for forestry, opened the new improved ‘NeighbourWood’ at Balla, Co. Mayo, recently (Monday).
- 24 January 2017
Tramore Valley Park (formerly Kinsale Road Landfill) in Cork has been shortlisted for the Best Public Park Award in the Community & Council Awards 2017. The awards ceremony will be held in Dublin on 4th February.
- 16 December 2016
Twenty-year-old landscape gardener Adam Ferguson is bloomin’ marvelous – and that’s official.
The CAFRE horticulture graduate has struck gold in landscaping at the international Euroskills competition in Gothenburg.
- 17 November 2016
According to an article, Liquidity Crisis, on water scarcity in The Economist (Nov 5th) the water used by farmers to ‘grow huge amounts of food in places that would otherwise be too dry to do so,’ is a key contributor to a food production system that is ‘unsustainable.’