24April2018

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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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Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

The 2016 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is open for entries from the 5th of April 2016. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SuperValu’s sponsorship of the competition.

Read more: Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

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The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

We are delighted to welcome back Mark Douglas, more commonly known as the Krazi Baker. Mark who makes artisan griddle breads on site is looking forward to interacting with the public and absorbing the brilliant atmosphere. 

Read more: The Krazi Baker Returns to Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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Co-Housing: A New Model for Ireland


Wednesday 11th May

Cloughjordan Co-Housing in association with Cultivate & Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Read more: Co-Housing: A New Model for Ireland

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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.

Read more: Girley Volunteer Tree Planting

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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.

Read more: Biodiversity Maps

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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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How to Organise a Community Clean-up

Have you ever been involved with a community clean up? Far from being an 'obligation', it can be a rewarding experience. On the Sunday of St Patrick's weekend, sixteen of our neighbourhood got together and spent the afternoon picking up litter that other people had thrown into the hedgerows. As a result we transformed our rural area.

Read more: How to Organise a Community Clean-up

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Celebrate ‘GreenFest’ at Dublin Zoo!


To mark Earth Day, Dublin Zoo is hosting a brand new event called ‘GreenFest’ on Saturday 23 April  and Sunday 24 April 2016.

‘GreenFest’ will see Dublin Zoo and a selection of Irish organisations join forces for a weekend of discovery and learning where visitors can learn more about the planet we live on, sustainability and native species. 

Read more: Celebrate ‘GreenFest’ at Dublin Zoo!

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One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Plans are coming together really well and we are working hard to ensure our greenfinger friends will delight at the show line up.

This year's event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors.

Read more: One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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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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