20February2017

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

The open day will include an introduction to the courses on offer, a chance to meet some of the lect...


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Teagasc 25hr Organic Production Principles Course – waiting list

The on-line waiting list for people interested in attending the Teagasc 25hr Fetac Level 5 ‘Introduction to Organic Farming’ course is now open.

Read more: Teagasc 25hr Organic Production Principles Course – waiting list

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    Shaping the Relationship to the Soil

    The enhancement of soil fertility was a crucial value already to the pioneers of organic farming, but the conservation of fertile soil is not always given enough attention. And yet organic farming depends on good natural soil fertility.

    Read more: Shaping the Relationship to the Soil

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      Ireland is the Second Fastest Growing Organic Market Globally According to FiBL

      Research released on the opening day of Biofach by FiBL showed that Ireland was the second fastest growing purchases of organic food globally.

      Read more: Ireland is the Second Fastest Growing Organic Market Globally According to FiBL

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        Rentes Plants Spring Fair 2017

        Taking place at our Nursery in Kildare
        Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February 2017

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          The Importance of Reporting - Bord Bia

          The launch of Bord Bia’s Sustainability Report this week provides a timely opportunity to note some of the main achievements and indeed challenges highlighted throughout.

          This report reveals that 2016 had the largest uptake of Irish food and drink producers come on board to join the 226 strong entourage of verified members- doubling the performance of any other year.

          Read more: The Importance of Reporting - Bord Bia

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            Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

            The open day will include an introduction to the courses on offer, a chance to meet some of the lecturers and discuss the content of the course. A tour of the college facilities will also take place. We recommend coming early and enjoying some of the botanical displays in the gardens.

            Read more: Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

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              London to Perth to St Albans… The return of Bunnings - John Stanley

              In 1896 Arthur and Robert Bunning left London for Peth, West Australia. This was the start of a journey that started in the timber industry, grew into Westfarmers and eventually the move into hardware retailing and supermarkets.

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                Department of Agriculture, Food, and Marine

                Creed Announces Funding of over €800,000 for a Social Farming Network and a Number of Projects

                The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD today highlighted the projects that have received funding this year under the CEDRA Rural Innovation and Development Fund totaling €804,825, for initiatives to promote and develop social farming projects in rural areas.

                Read more: Creed Announces Funding of over €800,000 for a Social Farming Network and a Number of Projects

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                  AIPH Approves New Strategic Plan

                  The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is ‘the world’s champion for the power of plants’. To serve the needs of the global ornamental horticulture industry AIPH has defined its Strategic Plan until 2020. 

                  Read more: AIPH Approves New Strategic Plan

                    Department of Agriculture, Food, and Marine

                    Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages with horticulture and forestry sectors

                    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD recently hosted All-Island civic dialogue to discuss the implications of Brexit for the agri-food sector.

                    Read more: Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages...

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                      Food Industry Doubles Green Targets, Bord Bia

                      new Bord Bia report [pdf 37MB] has revealed that 220 major players in the Irish food, drink, and horticulture sector, representing 90% of total exports, committed to more than 1,600 sustainability targets during 2016, a 100% increase on 2015 figures.

                      Read more: Food Industry Doubles Green Targets, Bord Bia