Home, Garden & Environment

Flower farmers meet up

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

The differences in what’s happening between writing this article and you reading it are huge for us this month. I’m writing a week ahead ‘as such’ and the events I’m talking about will have already happened by the time this...

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A revised and updated edition of the ‘book of the century’

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

When The Salad Garden was first published in 1984, it was heralded as a game-changer by gardeners, chefs and the professional growers who supplied restaurants and supermarkets. The colour photographs, by renowned plant photographer Roger Phillips, brought to life a...

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Let them eat cake with flowers on top

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

With the provenance of our food becoming a real issue I’m being asked more and more about using flowers on cakes especially wedding cakes. So with that in mind, I’m going to share a few tips with you this month...

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From the ground up

Posted on: 6th February, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

For February’s ‘Home’ feature Donie Hegarty spoke to West Cork People about his life in the Building Trade. Castlehaven native Donie Hegarty has been in the building trade for the last 50 years and the experienced builder, 66, has no...

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Time to shake off the cobwebs

Posted on: 17th January, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

‘Happy New Year’ – it’s a funny old saying really. When does one end and when does a new one start? Depending on your beliefs you could be saying it a few times a year, for instance ‘Samhain’ marked the...

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Allow some mess for winter wildlife

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’. I must confess we love Christmas here at Bumblebee farm. We don’t really do glitter here. For us it’s all about the natural beauty of Mother Nature’s bounty, lovingly put together by...

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Funding available for community food-growing projects

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Community and voluntary organisations have until January 20, 2017 to apply for grants under the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ €70,000 pool of funding, in partnership with GIY. The grants will enable organisations to start or further develop a community food-growing...

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Carbery farmer’s sustainability success story presented in Rome

Posted on: 6th December, 2016 in Farming

Michael and Marguerite Crowley, winners of the 2016 Carbery Quality Milk award were invited to speak at a recent UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) conference. The Crowley’s presented at the LEAP (Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership) seminar in...

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