11December2017

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Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with respon...


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Girley Volunteer Tree Planting

This will be our last tree planting in Girley for the season. Join us for a few hours to add more native trees to this beautiful area.

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Greenfingers Delight at Exciting Show Line Up

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun. With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Greenfingers Delight at Exciting Show Line Up

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What to Expect at a Greenside Up Grow Your Own Workshop

Last weekend saw the first of four new grow your own workshops planned for the Greenside up HQ and it was a pleasure to welcome everyone to our family home and garden.

Read more: What to Expect at a Greenside Up Grow Your Own Workshop

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launched

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don. This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors alongside the expanded range of cameo gardens and community focused gardens all celebrating local produce.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launched

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Super Garden Searches for Budding Designers

RTE has launched a search for five budding garden designers for its latest season of the popular garden design show Super Garden.

Read more: Super Garden Searches for Budding Designers

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Biodiversity Maps

Records were added and distribution maps up-dated for 49 species. 

1,088 new records were added to the National Invasive Species Database.

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Inspiring Children to Help Save the Bees! Junior Pollinator Plan Launched.

In 2015 the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 [pdf 11.5MB] was launched, aimed at helping adults understand the importance of pollinators, the dangers facing them and things they could do to help. 

Read more: Inspiring Children to Help Save the Bees! Junior Pollinator Plan Launched.

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Stop the TTIP - Greenside Up

Have you come across TTIP yet and ignored it because it sounds confusing or boring? To do so could be a disaster.

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2016 Workshop Programme - Biodiversity Ireland

We are delighted to announce our workshop programme for 2016 wich will again work towards improving identification and field skills of biological groups and raising standards of data collection and management.

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Donegan Landscaping, Dublin: Back Garden Makeover

I've most probably noted this a bizillion times over but, there are two things that make any garden that little bit extra brilliant:

  1. A really, really great client – I hate that word – And.....
  2. An entire disaster of a pre my getting there garden.

Read more: Donegan Landscaping, Dublin: Back Garden Makeover

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Help Design the Irish Independent 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom

The Irish Independent, in conjunction with Bord Bia, is inviting readers to help design a 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom this year. This specially-commissioned garden will be brought to life by renowned garden-designer Fiann O’Nualláin.

Read more: Help Design the Irish Independent 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom

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Keen to Live Green? What Households Can Do.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched the new Livegreen.ie online resource for householders and families.

Read more: Keen to Live Green? What Households Can Do.

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Trinity College Dublin, Zoology Museum

One might think it funny (maybe ?) that I note Trinity College’s Zoology Museum here, but there is literally so much that this horticulturist takes every time I visit. Regularly done but never noted ’til now. NB: not The Dead Zoo, alias The Natural History Museum.

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Donkey Care Course Tuesday 29th March

An Induction to Donkey Care on Tuesday the 29th of March 2016

This is a full day practical workshop that will include demonstrations and hands on techniques required for the care of a Donkey. The course will run from 10am-4pm and is suitable those aged 12 years +

Read more: Donkey Care Course Tuesday 29th March

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Annual Seed Share at Irish Seed Savers

Seed Share - Sunday 6th March 12pm - 4pm

It's that time of year again where we are all beginning to plan our gardens for the year ahead. Where to place the flowers, how many raised beds will i have? What did i plant there last year? What will i plant in there this year? So many questions, but the work, care, harvesting and eating that lays ahead all begins with a seed.

Read more: Annual Seed Share at Irish Seed Savers

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Hayes Launches Forest Neighbourwood Scheme 2016

Noting the value of appropriate facilities in which to exercise, Mr. Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, recently launched the opening of the NeighbourWood Scheme for 2016, commenting “NeighbourWoods deliver a wide range of benefits to local communities and wider society by providing opportunities for exercise, recreation and relaxation, creating important wildlife habitats, mitigating noise pollution, promoting air quality and improving the visual landscape”.

Read more: Hayes Launches Forest Neighbourwood Scheme 2016

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RTÉ’s Super Garden Launches it’s New Search for 5 Budding Garden Designers

RTÉ (in association with Bord Bia, Woodie’s and Cuprinol) are launching their annual call out for designers ready to showcase their green fingered talent in Irish television’s only garden design show: Super Garden. The five chosen to take part will compete for the prize of creating a garden for this year’s Bloom Garden Show taking place in June in the Phoenix Park.

Read more: RTÉ’s Super Garden Launches it’s New Search for 5 Budding Garden Designers

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Can We Save the Pollinators of Ireland?

 

The year 2015 was a momentous one for the pollinators when Biodiversity Ireland brought together a diverse range of people to begin a plan of action they hope will save these important insects. Sixty eight organisations from across the island, including the Community Garden Network who I represented, agreed they would help to carry out five plans of action over the coming years in a 2015-2020 Pollinator Plan.

Read more: Can We Save the Pollinators of Ireland?

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Workshops Announced for Clare Tidy Towns and Community Groups

The Environment Section of Clare County Council has organised a series of workshops in Ennis, Scarriff and Miltown Malbay to assist community groups with the Sustainable Waste & Resource Management category of the national SuperValu TidyTowns competition. 

Read more: Workshops Announced for Clare Tidy Towns and Community Groups

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Christmas Fest in Dromcollogher

We are hosting a "Christmas Fest" on Thursday December 17th from 5-8pm.

Taking the theme of the Continental style Christmas Markets there will be a wide range of market stalls selling crafts and food gifts including delicious chutneys, jams, home baking, plants, jewellery, and other goodies.

Read more: Christmas Fest in Dromcollogher

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