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The GIY Get Ireland Growing fund is open to community groups, schools, allotments with communal space, community gardens, and not-for-profits looking to develop or enhance an existing community food-growing initiative. Schools can apply for training services or equipment that will allow students to grow their own fruit or vegetables.
Tomorrow (Friday) marks the 25th birthday of the Bridge Mills complex. and the Heneghan family are kicking off their celebrations by inviting friends, customers and neighbours to their new venture, The Preloved Home and Garden Exchange and Juice Bar.
“Communities that grow together stay together.”
An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland – this week expressed serious concern at Minister Coveney’s recent announcement that there will be no rollover of REPS and no new AEOS entrants in 2014. The Minister claimed that this would achieve “national and European savings of about €25 million”. However, An Taisce believes that these savings mean that thousands of farmers implementing environmentally beneficial schemes and sustainable forms of agriculture will lose, in some cases, half of their total farm income in 2014.
The Organic Gardener recently won two prestigious awards at events held in Galway. The company won an award in the Best of Galway Awards in the home and garden section. Meanwhile Fergus Whitney, director of the business, won a Junior Chamber award for moral and environmental leadership.
At the newly established Clare Garden Festival, which will be held on the last Sunday in April, visitors can expect an impressive programme of expert talks, a great garden, an artisan food fair with stallholders from all over Ireland, music, children's gardening and entertainment, and a gardeners’ raffle in aid of Clare Crusaders.
Archers of Ballina invite anyone with an interest in gardening to browse their selection of seeds, plants, bulbs as-well as the extensive range of garden tools, ornaments, paving, decking and much more. With a garden centre stocked for the 2013 season carrying a wide variety of bedding plants and shrubs, there is something on offer for the expert gardener as-well as those just starting out.
The One Million Trees in One Day team is delighted to announce the planting date for the project and the launch of the One Million Trees in One Day Local Business Supporters’ Scheme.
Researchers at NUI Galway have begun designing high quality forestry products through the use of innovative engineering technologies. The research project will be spearheaded by Dr Annette Harte, a senior lecturer of civil engineering and member of the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway. The first stage of this new initiative, with an estimated cost of €500,000, is to create a database that will list details of all recognised properties of Irish produced timber. The next step will be to re-engineer the timber in order to create products with enhanced strength and durability.
The Garden School offers courses in horticulture and gardening and is an approved exam centre for Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications.