25October2014

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Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., Launches ITB’s new Horticulture Facilities

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., Launches ITB’s new Horticulture Facilities

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., officially launch the Institute o...


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JSA

Do Not Think Outside The Box..Throw The Box Away - John Stanley

This is a message that I have been promoting of late and I have come across two new suppliers to the garden industry that were not part of the industry and hence did not know what the box looked like. As a result they invented unique products for the market.

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    Biosecurity of Water Systems in Horticulture

    Biosecurity in Horticulture

    • Protection of Substrate
    • Protection of Seeds
    • Disinfection of Green houses
    • Plant Protection using Pesticides, and other chemicals
    • Protection of harvested plants
    • Disinfection of Storage sheds, equipment

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      GreenBusiness

      Green Business Resource Efficiency Seminars

      Book your place by e-mailing contactus@greenbusiness.ie or anne.murphy@ibec.ie
      Green Business along with Ibec, BIM and Bórd Bia Resource Efficiency Seminars for the Food Industry take place in three locations across the country – Cork, Dublin and Portlaoise.

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        The Future of the High Street - John Stanley

        An associate of mine, Trevor Cochrane from Western Australia, brought to my attention an article that came online on the BBC in September. It looked at the future retail High Street and shows the changes we could be in for.

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          Spooky Halloween Woodland Walk

          For this fun event we will be taking a night time Halloween walk through our spooky Blessington Reserve. See how many pumpkins and cobwebs you can spot as we pass through the trees. 

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            National Protected Crops Conference

            National Protected Crops Conference and Trade Show 2014 - 'Creating a Sustainable Sector'.
            Tuesday, 21st October 2014 - Teagsc, Ashtown, Dublin 15

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              Taking Care of Business: Over 500 Attend Free One-Stop-Shop Event

              • More than 27 State bodies come together to answer questions and provide advice to small business owners and managers
              • Focus on access to finance options for SMEs

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                Kelly Approves €218k Under the LEADER Elements of the RDP for the Development of A Community Pitch at Claddaghduff, Connemara, Co. Galway.

                Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to Forum Connemara Ltd. to approve funding of €217,512 to Claddaghduff Community Pitch Ltd. to develop a community pitch in the village of Claddaghduff, Connemara, which will service the numerous clubs and activities in the general area. The project includes the provision of car parking and perimeter fencing as well as the development of the playing surface. The funding is being provided under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

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                  The Little Boxwood Story

                  When Alistair and Rosie Campbell sold their Garden Centre 11 years ago, they considered themselves too young to put their feet up. They had a passion for topiary which has resulted in them having a commercial offering of boxwood shaped into cubes, cones, balls and various other shapes, they planted 3000 boxwood, together with varieties of Rhododendrons and Hollies which all thrived. No new boxwood have been introduced to the original collection and existing stock is totally blight-free. They are now wishing to retire again! This is a unique opportunity to access this fine collection of 1800 disease and pest free plants. 

                  Enquiries - rosemary.campbell@btinternet.com  or call NI +44 (0)28 20730374 for more information.

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                    Hayes Presents RDS/Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards 2014

                    Tom Hayes, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, presented the RDS Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards 2014 recently at a function in Farmleigh House, Dublin.

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                      ‘Tree's Company’ as Coillte & Cavan-Burren Partners win the RDS Community Woodlands Award

                      Recently Coillte, Cavan County Council, and Killinagh Community Council were joint recipients of the RDS Community Woodlands Award for the Cavan Burren Park. The award was presented by Minister Tom Hayes T.D. at Farmleigh this afternoon.

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                        Teagasc

                        Teagasc Organic Farming Scheme Training Courses 2014/15

                        Teagasc have announced the dates for the forthcoming training courses in order to apply to the Organic Farming Scheme in 2015.

                        Mallow – Elaine Leavy November 18th, 26th and December 2nd, 10th

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                          EU Research Turning Food Waste Into Feed

                          Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture, according to several EU-funded research projects published in conjunction with World Food Day 2014 which took place this week.

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                            BordBia

                            Bord Bia’s 2014 Foodservice Seminar

                            Bord Bia's annual foodservice seminar is taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Tuesday morning, 4th November 2014. We will be publishing a new piece of research quantifying the size of the Irish foodservice market (North and South), with a breakdown by channel and identification of the trends and drivers shaping the market.

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                              Burren Cleans Up at Annual Green Awards

                              The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and Burren Ecotourism Network are the big winners in this year's Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards, the Irish hospitality sector's only environmental accreditation programme.

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                                BordBia

                                National Organic Awards 2014 Winners Announced

                                Donegal based kombucha brewery SynerChi wins two awards for Innovation and Best Processed Product.
                                The achievements and contributions of five Irish organic food and drink companies were recognised today at the National Organic Awards held in Bord Bia's Dublin headquarters. 

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