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Ireland’s gardening forums, have you discovered them yet?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Need a garden query resolved or want to read numerous enlightening and image filled horticulture related articles?

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Community allotments in Kells, Co. Meath, a distinct possibility.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Good news for Kells with 40 allotments expected to be available to the areas residents this year.

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Advice for allotment seekers, organising allotments.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In previous articles I have looked at allotment culture from both a historical and site owners perspective. Well, in this piece I hope to help the “landless” gardener source their very own allotment, for a years growing at the very least.

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Land owners and allotments.

Monday, February 15th, 2010

In the first part of this series of articles I had the pleasure of introducing you to a possible business venture for landowners. This venture, partly commercial and partly philanthropic is the provision of allotments close to a village, town, or city.

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Setting up allotments, a planning guide for landowners.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

For a country that promotes itself as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has been found badly wanting where the provision of allotments are concerned. This is very apparent when we consider what small quantities of plots our city and county councils throughout the land provide.

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Allotment history in Ireland?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

When I think back, allotments always seemed to me to be a typically English pursuit. I always pictured a Jack Duckworth type character from Manchester’s Coronation Street using his allotment for the dual purposes of cultivating cabbages, whilst enjoying some quality time away from his wife Vera. However, my thoughts have changed in past years as I have seen an upsurge of interest in allotment growing right here in Ireland.

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Allotment Open Day, Athenry, Saturday, October 3rd.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Athenry Environmental Network Allotment Open Day Saturday October 3rd 2pm to 3pm - Athenry

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Tickets to Grow it Yourself Ireland Conference… win them.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

As the interest in home-produced food reaches fever pitch, a new organisation called GIY Ireland is aiming to inspire people to get growing and give them the knowledge they need to do so successfully.
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Course - Permaculture and how to plant a forest garden.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Gortbrack organic farm (Ballyseedy, Tralee, Co. Kerry) is hosting a weekend course on “An introduction to permaculture and how to plant a forest garden” with Graham Strouts (Kinsale permaculture course tutor) on sat 8th & sun 9th august.
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Course - Nature-Friendly Gardening and Growing for the Kitchen.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Nature-Friendly Gardening and Growing for the Kitchen is the name of a one Day course which is being held on 8th August 2009. It takes place on a smallholding near Kiltegan in West Wicklow, 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.
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