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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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Organic retailers - Doyle sets out process for granting exemptions

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle, TD, recently outlined the process for granting exemptions from the usual licensing conditions for retailers stocking only pre-packed organic produce.

Read more: Organic retailers - Doyle sets out process for granting exemptions

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Oxfam GOAL Garden - A World Beyond Walls

The Oxfam GOAL garden is a vibrant, social space designed to highlight the need for tolerance and acceptance in a world that is becoming increasingly divided. The back wall of this garden represents what could, in a more inclusive and diverse global society, become of some of many border walls that are currently being talked about and constructed around the world today.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Oxfam GOAL Garden - A World Beyond Walls

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A new narrative on Business for a Better Life

Have you ever asked yourself any OR all of the following questions:

  • Just what is the primary purpose of business?
  • How can our enterprise create value beyond just making profits?
  • How can we create value that benefits all our stakeholders?

Read more: A new narrative on Business for a Better Life

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Stem Cell

In Ireland’s monastic tradition the ‘cell’ is seen as a retreat from the world and Hugh hopes that ‘Stem Cell’ can be viewed as a modern retreat with stems, i.e. plants. Here the walls of the ‘cell’ have been exploded and re-arranged to give a semi-enclosed space where screening is provided by both the walls and the embracing plants.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - Stem Cell

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Living Oasis by Santa Rita 'Living La Vida 120'

Santa Rita and Kevin Dennis have come together to demonstrate how an oasis of calm can be achieved in the hectic lifestyle of urban living. The ‘Living Oasis by Santa Rita “Living La Vida 120”’ garden will celebrate how outdoor spaces should be cherished and how they can make people’s moments special.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Living Oasis by Santa Rita 'Living La Vida 120'

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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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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Teagasc Garden of Hope

The ‘Teagasc Garden of Hope’ provides a peaceful space for spiritual renewal, reflection, and ease. A sense of intimacy is enhanced by the circular format used throughout. The circular form encourages contemplation and walking to relieve stress in a calm and secure setting.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Teagasc Garden of Hope

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Diarmuid Gavin kick-starts national tour in Limerick

Internationally-renowned gardener Diarmuid Gavin has announced that he will be taking his one-man show around the country.
Diarmuid’s show explores the world of gardening, with stories of his antics at the Chelsea Flower Show and also tells of the history of outdoor design from around the globe.

Read more: Diarmuid Gavin kick-starts national tour in Limerick

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - A Space to Collaborate

‘A Space to Collaborate’ is an urban garden which is located adjacent to the home of a maker. The garden is a creative sanctuary which is focussed on its inhabitants and the interaction that is fostered through collaboration.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - A Space to Collaborate

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - My Land, Your Land - Ireland

Agri Aware’s garden brings the journey of Ireland’s agri-food industry to life. The garden tells the story of Irish agriculture and food, through a farm to fork food circle. Now in its 20th year, Agri Aware aims to communicate the importance of the agri-food industry to the public, highlighting how farming is embracing sustainable practices and creating safe, affordable, traceable and quality food for Irish consumers and the export market.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - My Land, Your Land - Ireland

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Rising Stars at Chelsea Flower Show

With under a week to go, Westland Horticulture and the Rising Stars Programme are getting ready to exhibit at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
A total of 3 Rising Stars will be taking part and have created a specially planted container to exhibit, which will be seen by members of the public, journalists and perhaps even royalty!

Read more: Rising Stars at Chelsea Flower Show

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

The Ría Organics Garden is designed to encapsulate and present the ethos and values of its organic skincare sponsor. Its rudimentary circular form represents society’s return to nature as a source of goodness and healing, having deviated towards synthetic products over previous decades. This resurgence in natural, organic goods is cross-referenced throughout the garden.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Nature’s Resurgence

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College Horticulture team blossom at Garden Show and win Best Overall and Best Design

It was a smashing start to the weekend as garden designers from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) were named ‘Best Design’ AND ‘Best Overall’ in the Team Garden Challenge competition at this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland held at Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: College Horticulture team blossom at Garden Show and win Best Overall and Best Design

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Bloom 2017 Small Garden - ‘Everyone has a Dream’ by Leonie Cornelius at Woodie’s

‘Everyone has a Dream’ by Leonie Cornelius at Woodie’s is a small show garden for the popular Woodie’s brand. This dreamy space, which combines old and new, aims to show how, through careful design consideration and creative thinking, we can build the garden of our dreams on a small scale.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Small Garden - ‘Everyone has a Dream’ by Leonie Cornelius at Woodie’s

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Greening the City

This garden reflects Dublin City Council (DCC) Parks & Landscape Services’ ambition to green the city. The department has recently developed a Tree Strategy and a Biodiversity Action Plan, and an Open Space Strategy is almost complete. 

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Greening the City