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Innovative European organic farm project to launch in Bantry

Posted on: 8th February, 2016 in Farming

A network of ten European WWOOF organisations has developed a unique free online learning guide for the 30,000 or so young adults who volunteer each year to live and learn on organic farms and smallholdings across Europe. This ­new and...

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Time to get planting

Posted on: 18th January, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

My heart goes out to all of you devastated by recent flooding and the disastrous consequences that excess water causes when it has nowhere left to go. Individually we can do something to reverse the effects, some small simple steps...

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Nordic themes all the rage for Christmas decorating

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Mary O’Brien looks at Christmas decorating trends for 2015 Decorating trends for Christmas 2015 are dramatic with copper and black and also white taking centrestage. Although the trend is, as always for natural materials, this year too is about the...

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Christmas at Bumblebee Farm

Posted on: 1st December, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’. I must confess we love Christmas here at Bumblebee farm. Because it’s a busy season for us we are into the swing of it earlier than most and by now are decorated...

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It’s time to plant!

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

By Matt Keane, Future Forests The settled weather through early October has made this an Autumn to remember; the vivid colour on many trees and shrubs have brightened up gardens and hedgerows alike, the red Oak and Canadian maple have never...

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A garden for all the community

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Highlights

Clonakilty Community Garden is inviting members of the local community to join the project on Saturday mornings at 11am. Located on a piece of land in front of Clonakilty Lodge, the garden was set up by volunteers in 2014, with...

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Make room to improve

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Savings of up to €4,050 on home improvements would be a nice sweetener to your Christmas stocking this year says Ciara Moore. With the festive season just around the corner, make some room to improve by organising any last minute...

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Ireland is buzzing as 68 organisations enlist to save our bees

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, published in September, makes Ireland one of the...

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