24June2017

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Curating the City. The Changing Nature of Public Space

It's not easy to find a seat in the centre of Dublin. If you want to buy a coffee, there's plenty of choices. But if you fancy just sitting and dreaming or resting your legs while shopping, you'd better head for the boardwalk. Or at least be near a public park. Otherwise, there's not a seat in sight between Parnell Square and St Stephen's Green. It is hardly a pedestrian-friendly gesture, but the city council says there is a perception that benches attract people who don't move on, so they're not suitable street furniture.

Read more: Curating the City. The Changing Nature of Public Space

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    Flowers Bring Art to Life - CAFRE

    The National Gallery and The Flower Council have won the 2017 UXB London Award for Best Use of Digital Channels. This is one of the Emcees Awards that aim to recognize excellence in arts and culture fundraising.

    Read more: Flowers Bring Art to Life - CAFRE

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      New Grant Opportunities: Allergens and Airborne Plant Pathogens | European Food Safety Authority

      EFSA has launched two thematic grant calls for proposals in the areas of allergens and airborne plant pathogens. The thematic grant scheme aims to facilitate scientific cooperation in the EU, boost innovation and support the exchange of expertise and best practice in areas relating to EFSA’s work.

      Read more: New Grant Opportunities: Allergens and Airborne Plant Pathogens | European Food Safety Authority

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        Dublin Garden Squares Day 2017 and Morning Seminar

        Dublin Garden Squares Day 2017 returns for its eighth year on Saturday 10th June with a host of expert walking tours of Dublin’s historic squares and public gardens.
        It follows a free morning seminar titled Squaring the City on Friday 9th June in the Irish Architectural Archive at 45 Merrion Square.

        Read more: Dublin Garden Squares Day 2017 and Morning Seminar

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          Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

          Greenmount Horticulture graduate, Adam Ferguson, has secured one of only two places on the UK Team that will compete in the final of the WorldSkills Landscape Gardening Competition in Abu Dhabi in October.

          Read more: Greenmounts Adam goes from Euro Gold to World Final

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            Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now | European Food Safety Authority

            EFSA is to co-host a scientific colloquium on bee health as part of the European Parliament’s Week of Bees and Pollination 2017.

            Read more: Towards a European Bee Partnership: register now | European Food Safety Authority

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              Horticulture Connected Summer 'Glas Special' Edition Promotion Offers

              See our Horticulture Connected Summer 'Glas Special' Edition Promotion Offers below:

              With every 1/2 or full page Advert in the 'GLAS Preview' Edition of the Magazine, you also get:

              • Product or Service News/Offer Included
              • Complimentary 1 Month Banner Advert on HortiTrends
              • Social Media Campaign to Over 12,000 B2B Connections
              • Banner Included on HortiTrends Weekly E-Newsletter

              Read more: Horticulture Connected Summer 'Glas Special' Edition Promotion Offers

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                CAFRE Student Adam swaps beach towel for gardening trowel at WorldSkills Finals

                As you start to think about packing for this year’s hols spare a thought for horticulturist Adam Ferguson as he heads off to Abu Dhabi.

                As well as his suntan lotion and flip flops the CAFRE student will need to find room in the suitcase for his trowel, hoe and garden spade.

                Read more: CAFRE Student Adam swaps beach towel for gardening trowel at WorldSkills Finals

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                  Irish Landscape Institute | Outdoors: Natural Play Spaces Conference 13.5.17

                  Acclaimed outdoor play expert Jan White together with a cross-sector network of professionals, educators, architects, landscape designers, policy makers and regulators discuss:

                  How sharing combined knowledge positively impacts on appropriate design and use of available space in natural outdoor environments.

                  Read more: Irish Landscape Institute | Outdoors: Natural Play Spaces Conference 13.5.17

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                    GLDA Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation's 2000th Wish Come True with Magical Fairy Garden

                    GLDA were delighted to help Make-A-Wish Ireland make their 2000th wish come true. David Shortall MGDLA designed and project managed this Magical Fairy Garden for a little girl called Brooke.

                    Read more: GLDA Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation's 2000th Wish Come True with Magical Fairy Garden

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                      Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

                      The Team Garden Challenge, which is supported by the Enkalon Foundation, is calling out for participants to create a CS Lewis inspired Narnia garden at the Show which runs from 5th to 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

                      Read more: Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

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                        CAFRE duo set to blossom at Chelsea Flower Show

                        Two green-fingered CAFRE students have made it to the final of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.

                        Talented florists Eilis Quinn and Clare McAuley crafted beautiful hand-tied presentation bouquets to secure their places in the Final of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition in May.

                        Read more: CAFRE duo set to blossom at Chelsea Flower Show