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Council staff threatened at Carrowbrowne compost site

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SIPTU trade union has hit out at the Galway City Council for its perceived failure to provide a safe working environment after an incident at Carrowbrowne compost site on the Headford Road this week where staff were subjected to harassment and threats.

Composting — a natural way to recycle your household waste

Everybody is composting these days. In a society where getting rid of waste can be both a laborious and costly task, it makes ergonomic, environmental, and economical sense.

Gabriel d’Arcy announced as Midlands Chamber ambassador of the year

The Midlands Gateway Chamber announced Gabriel d’Arcy as their Ambassador of the Year 2010. Gabriel d’Arcy is CEO of Bord na Mona for the past two years.

Farmyard manure at Keane’s Garden Centre

Keane’s Garden Centre, Kilcolgan, is continuing to offer great value this growing season with special offers on farmyard manure.

Free composting demonstration in Clarenbridge this weekend

Clarenbridge Lifestyle and Garden Centre will host a composting demonstration this Saturday. The event, organised in association with the Galway County Council and Clarenbridge Tidy Towns committee, follows a previous very successful composting event at the centre.

In the garden

This week I am going to talk about composting of garden and kitchen waste. Now people are starting to think about composting their waste in the garden as the leaves are starting to fall off the trees.

It won't be a green Christmas

Santa Claus has come and gone for the Green party. Good old Saint Nick delivered them into a government coalition, giving them seats at the cabinet table, chauffeur driven cars, a handful of ministerial announcements and a brand new fold away bicycle for Sergeant Trevor that fits comfortably in the boot of a state car.

Grow your own veg

Enjoy growing and nurturing your own fruit, flowers and vegetables at Castlebar Allotments, Balloor, Castlebar.

From field to garden - establishing a productive garden

Some places are still available on The Organic Centre’s one day course to take place on February 7 at Rossinver in Co Leitrim. This course is designed for people who wish to transform a green field, unruly garden, or bare lawn into a beautiful, productive vegetable or herb garden. Ideally suited to new house owners who just don’t know where to start; if you wish to grow vegetables and feed yourself and your family, then this is the course for you!

Blooming ideas for little green fingers

With the arrival of school holidays and good weather, this is the perfect time to promote a passion for the outdoors in children. The cool wet month of May has resulted in a late growing season, which means there is still plenty of time to start growing flowers and vegetables.


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