29May2016

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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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Pest Risk Conference Comes to Parma

EFSA is to host this year’s annual meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group (IPRRG) at EFSA’s headquarters in Parma, Italy. 

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    Gum Litter Taskforce Launches 2016 National Gum Litter Education Campaign

    The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) was out in force on the streets of Dublin this morning to launch its gum litter education campaign for 2016 which aims to reduce the amount of gum litter and change people’s behaviour towards littering. 

    Read more: Gum Litter Taskforce Launches 2016 National Gum Litter Education Campaign

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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. 

      Read more: Carbery’s Wins The Green Food & Beverage Award

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        Greenmount Florists’ Chelsea Success

        Greenmount students Natalie Straney, Killyleagh, and Shannon Ormandy, Ballymena, have each won a Bronze Medal for their stunning design work at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. They were competing in the Final of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition and had been asked to create a carnival headdress for a male participant.

        Read more: Greenmount Florists’ Chelsea Success

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          The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom

          After their inaugural show garden in 2015, Santa Rita will once again be exhibiting a show garden at Bord Bia’s 2016 Bloom-in-the-Park, to be held in Phoenix Park, Dublin 2nd – 6th June. Entitled ‘The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120’, the ‘Large Category’ show garden is inspired by the wine brands South American origins and will bring a flavour of Chile to Bloom this year.

          Read more: The Santa Rita Living La Vida 120 Garden at Bord Bia's Bloom

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            Step Back in Time at Farming and Country Life 1916

            Have you ever wondered what life was like in rural Ireland in 1916? Well wonder no more! On 10th and 11th June Teagasc will host a major national centenary celebration at its research facility at Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway. Farming and Country Life 1916 is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors making it the single largest centenary celebration of farming and country life.

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              Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

              Once again, Chelsea will be packed with amazing plant displays and the best cutting-edge garden designs

              For five days in May, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will be transformed into the world’s greatest flower show.

              Read more: Highlights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

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                Brand Forum - Knowing Your Target Audience

                Bord Bia’s Brand Forum is all about sharing brand learning, thereby helping Irish Food and Drink Companies ‘Build Better Brands’. It provides participants with an opportunity to step back from daily challenges a few times a year to - be inspired, be informed and to connect with one another; sharing ideas and experiences.

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                  Teagasc Public Consultation on Education Needs of Land Based Sector

                  Teagasc is now inviting submissions to its recently launched Education Strategic Vision project for the land based sector. Teagasc research has demonstrated the high economic returns of Teagasc education, both at farm level, and at a national level.

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                    No Need to Fear for the 'Lost Generation of Gardeners' in Northern Ireland

                    Concerns were expressed by the Royal Horticultural Society at the opening of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show that Britain has a ‘lost generation’ with no gardening skills. However, there need be no such concerns in Northern Ireland.

                    Read more: No Need to Fear for the 'Lost Generation of Gardeners' in Northern Ireland

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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.”

                      Read more: Opportunities for Artisan Food in Ireland

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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

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                              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.

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