26May2016

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture Open Day & New Courses

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture Open Day & New Courses

The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture is continuing to expand its suite of courses which may s...


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Carbery’s Wins The Green Food & Beverage Award

Carbery has won the 2016 Green Food and Beverage Award as recognition for our outstanding achievements of exceeding Origin Green targets ahead of schedule, and our innovative approach to sustainability through initiatives such as Carbery Greener Dairy Farms and the farmer tree planting programme; Carbery Trees. 

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    Opportunities for Artisan Food in Ireland

    According to Mintel when looking at the Artisan food market in June 2015 they noted that “the improving economic situation in NI and RoI has helped to see consumers loosen their purse strings a little in 2015 and to the benefit of artisan food products. That being said, moving forward, consumers will increasingly expect goods positioned as being artisan to prove these credentials.”

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      RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2016

      Here are the 20 plants on the shortlist for the RHS Plant of the Year

      And the winner is

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        April Showers Dampen Traditional UK Garden Centre Sales

        COLD and wet weather in April put a dampener on sales in traditional categories but boosted non-traditional ones at member garden centres according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade results.

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          Chelsea Flower Show Award Winners 2016


          Gardens
          Best Fresh Garden
          The Marble and Granite Centre – Antithesis of Sarcophagi
          Designed by Martin Cook and Gary Breeze

          Read more: Chelsea Flower Show Award Winners 2016

            BordBia

            Bloom to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health, Breast Cancer and Crumlin Children's Hospital

            Monday, 23rd May 2016 According to Bord Bia, this year’s Bloom event will draw attention to many important societal issues including mental health, breast cancer survivorship and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Mindfulness, the plight of Syria refugees and the need for social inclusion in rural Ireland will also feature as key themes within the popular show garden area.

            Read more: Bloom to Highlight the Importance of Mental Health, Breast Cancer and Crumlin Children's Hospital

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              ANDSCAPES: Landscape Architecture + the Anthropocene - Lecture by Martin Prominski

              Landscape, urbanism, ecology, nature – all terms have become vague because they have lost their former counterparts. Either-or relations such as landscape or city, urban or rural, nature or culture, ecology or art, subject or object have become meaningless.

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                Plant Health Focus at HTA National Plant Show

                In a bid to keep retailers up to date with the key factors concerning plants today, ‘plant health’ has been added to the seminar programme of the HTA National Plant Show, taking place next month on 21 and 22 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

                Read more: Plant Health Focus at HTA National Plant Show