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Visit the International Tree Nursery Trade Fair GrootGroenPlus

Visit the International Tree Nursery Trade Fair GrootGroenPlus

This year, the registrations for GrootGroenPlus, the international trade fair for tree nurseries whi...


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Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

As part of evolving ‘Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns’, the Heritage Council intends holding a conference in Kilkenny on 4th and 5th November 2015. The conference will describe the predicament of Ireland’s smaller towns, describe how important they are to people, both as living places and as economic assets, celebrate their heritage value, and discuss means for protecting their values to the communities who live in them.”

Further details available soon.

Source: The Heritage Council - Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

    Construction Sector Employment Grows by 18.5% in the Last Year– Minister Coffey

    Minister for Housing, Planning and Construction Paudie Coffey T.D.,has welcomed the figures released recently by the CSO which show a significant increase in employment in the Construction Sector. Last year the government published the Construction 2020 strategy, one of the key actions in that strategy was the addition of 60,000 jobs in the sector by 2020 and to increase housing supply to meet demand; in its first year 19,600 jobs have been created in the sector.

    Read more: Construction Sector Employment Grows by 18.5% in the Last Year– Minister Coffey

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      The Sodshow meets Kerrigans Mushrooms and Monaghan Mushrooms

      The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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      Read more: The Sodshow meets Kerrigans Mushrooms and Monaghan Mushrooms

        Organic Variety Trials – MSc Project

        We have been contacted by a student completing his thesis for the MSc who is doing some interesting work on organic varieties, if you can help him out by completing the survey below please do.

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          Would You Monitor Staff Performance With Wearable Gadgets? - Philip Voice

          Ever wanted to monitor staff levels of performance and read them side-by-side on a computer screen or print them out on paper? Well wearable technology is creeping into the workplace with applications ranging from opening doors in office buildings, security surveillance to fitness monitoring and keep abreast of employee activity.

          Read more: Would You Monitor Staff Performance With Wearable Gadgets? - Philip Voice

            23 New Environment Projects To Be Funded Under Horizon 2020

            The European Commission has selected 23 proposals for funding under Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials".

            Read more: 23 New Environment Projects To Be Funded Under Horizon 2020

              Printed Media in Home Interests Takes A Hit in 2015 - Philip Voice

              For those still holding on to the hope that printed media is still a formidable force might be shocked to see the latest ABC figures for consumer magazines (Jan-June 2015).

              Read more: Printed Media in Home Interests Takes A Hit in 2015 - Philip Voice

                Old Shoes Find New Life in Children's Playgrounds

                An estimated 2.6 million new shoes are sold in Europe annually and, each year, 1.5 million tons of old shoes plus 90 000 tons of by-products from shoe manufacturers end up being deposited in landfill sites or incineration, both of which are potentially harmful to the environment. This innovative project used a special shoe grinding process to recycle old shoes, incorporating them into a wide variety of new products.

                Read more: Old Shoes Find New Life in Children's Playgrounds

                  Convergence 2015

                  The Sustainable Ireland Co-operative Society Ltd, who trade as Cultivate, are working with a number of agencies and co-operatives to host a series of events in the last 2 weeks of October 2015. These events aim to inspire and progress a co-operative response to the issues affecting our local areas.

                  Read more: Convergence 2015

                    Everris Solve Dew Problems With New Product

                    Everris has announced an addition to its H2Pro range with the launch of a new product called DewSmart, which has been designed to prevent or reduce the formation of dew on grass leaf.

                    Read more: Everris Solve Dew Problems With New Product

                      Great Taste Awards – IOFGA Winners

                      The great taste awards were announced recently and IOFGA would like to congratulate members on their awards.

                      McCabes Coffee – Organic Blend 1 star

                      Dunnes Oak Smoked Salmon – Carr & Sons Seafood Ltd 1 star

                      Source: IOFGA - Great Taste Awards – IOFGA Winners

                        €5m Funding for Organic Sector Launched – Grants of Up to €500,000 Available

                        The new Grant Aid Scheme for the development of the organic off-farm processing sector has been opened. The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes announced the opening of the new scheme, which is wholly exchequer-funded, runs for the lifetime of the Rural Development Programme and will support investments for off-farm projects.

                        Read more: €5m Funding for Organic Sector Launched – Grants of Up to €500,000 Available

                          Global Warming Increases 'Food Shocks' Threat - BBC News

                          Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.
                          Researchers say extreme weather events that impact food production could be happening in seven years out of ten by the end of this century.

                          Read more: Global Warming Increases 'Food Shocks' Threat - BBC News

                            Towards Green Growth?

                            The 2011 Green Growth Strategy provided initial guidance to governments on how to achieve economic growth and development, while preventing costly environmental damage and inefficient resource use. What progress have countries made in aligning economic and environmental priorities since 2011?

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                              Council Worker Killed in Crash While Cutting Hedge

                              A man in his 60s has died and three people have been seriously injured in a road crash in Co Sligo, while two other people have died in separate road accidents in Co Wicklow.

                              Read more: Council Worker Killed in Crash While Cutting Hedge

                                Farmleigh House – Plant Fair Sunday August 16th 10am to 5 pm

                                The annual late Summer Plant Fair will take place at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 16th August from 10 am to 5 pm. A significant number of ISNA members will be participating at this event. Garden writer Marie Staunton will give a variety of gardening talks on the day, and Christopher White of Three Gates Nursery will be giving a talk and demonstration of floral art. Make it a family day out with Food/Craft markets in the Farmyard, music in the Bandstand and a children’s garden area with games and workshops.

                                Source: ISNA - Farmleigh House – Plant Fair Sunday August 16th 10am to 5 pm

                                  Featured Event

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                                  30 September 2015 - 02 October 2015

                                  @ Zundert, Netherlands

                                  Groot Groen 2015

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                                  This year, the registrations for GrootGroenPlus, the international trade fair for tree nurseries which will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2015, kept pouring in. Even though the same thing happened in 2014, this year the waiting list had to be activated even two months earlier than last year. At the moment, two thirds of the stand set-ups have been sent out. Since this year is GrootGroenPlus' anniversary, and the waiting list is still growing, tent supplier Neptunus B.V. has decided to use a bigger, higher, and most of all more luxurious tent. This offers a number of benefits.

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                                  More space
                                  The most important advantage of the replacement of the largest tent by type Alure is that it offers more space than the tent that they originally intended to use. Therefore, GrootGroenPlus gladly accepts this tent, since it offers more participants the possibility to celebrate the 25th edition of the trade fair. Because of this new tent, the layout will be amended, and so will the general drawings. Participants who were placed in hall 6 along the blue route will soon receive their stand information.

                                  Alure Globe
                                  Neptunus B.V. is not offering GrootGroenPlus just any tent. It has proposed to use the Alure Globe, a remarkable tent with extra long sidewalls and an innovative rounded roof. This results in a professional appearance and comfort that fits a leading trade fair like GrootGroenPlus. Besides, the additional height is perfect for growers of higher trees.

                                  Tom Ambaum from Neptunus B.V.: "We want to understand our customers and their interests, and do something with that. When it came to GrootGroenPlus, the offer of the Alure Globe seemed like a great idea." Even though the use of another tent comes with some additional work, GrootGroenPlus gladly invests in something that benefits the participants and the presentation of the trade fair as a whole.

                                  Please register soon
                                  Thanks to the additional space that this tent offers, chances of being able to participate in the anniversary edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus increase for those who on the waiting list. However, it is important to register as soon as possible, and be put on the waiting list. There are limits to the additionally available space and many PR activities to promote the trade fair have been set up already. You can register for the waiting list via the standard registration form at www.grootgroenplus.nl.