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Sowing seeds, planting out, buying plants, harvesting the first lettuce, worrying about frosty nights, making comfrey brew – it is all happening. I find April always an exciting month especially with the 40 shades of Green developing fast. So don’t work too hard, sit down with your Dandelion lemonade and read the latest news from… Read more »

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April and May Course Bulletin 2011 April 30th Saturday: Soups, dips and breads – new What you may have tried and tasted as a course participant you can now learn how to cook it yourself with Organic Centre chef Lynne Maguire What could taste more sublime than a steaming bowl of good homemade soup except… Read more »

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General Garden Tasks Keep on top of weeding and hoeing by spring cleaning your borders. Feed roses, borders, hedges, trees, shrubs and spring bulbs. SuperGrow fertiliser replaces lost energy in all garden plants. It’s ideal for feeding trees, hedging, shrubs and hardy garden plants. Just apply a handful of the granules around the base of… Read more »

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“The End of Suburbia” is a documentary film concerning peak oil and its implications for the suburban lifestyle, written and directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Gregory Greene. It was shown to the public on the Thursday 31st March at 8pm in the Ruby Room of the Kings Head pub on High Street. It was followed by… Read more »

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As well as a whole heap of wonderful and interesting activities for next week, we are also doing a series of expert webchats. These are a really fantastic opportunity for our members and have the potential to become a regular feature. Imagine the potential, store up your questions on topic of your choice, suggest an… Read more »

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March is the month when things really start to get busy, so I’ll try to be brief this month. I’m told I tend to go on a bit! New Book Launched I’m happy to announce the launch of my new book, The Complete Vegetable Grower. It’s a bit of a departure for me, for a… Read more »

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The News Hurrah, Spring is here! We have some fab February highlights… The Limerick Bereavement Project is now using Gordon Goes to Greenieland as part of their bereavement services! It is a fantastic group that help children come to terms with parental separation and bereavement. It was not expected that Gordon Goes to Greenieland would… Read more »

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Grow your own Vitamin C in Ireland?  Grow spuds! Find out how at The 12th Annual Potato Day at The Organic Centre Sunday 13th March 2011 from 11am -5pm with a special feature on “SAVE the BEES” Potatoes are not only a nutritional powerhouse they are also delicious and versatile to use in dishes. Not… Read more »

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Three new courses from The Garden School this Spring in Galway with Irish Garden writer Ciaran Burke, including weekend courses and night classes Grow Your Own Food Sunday classes, 6 weeks. This course is a unit from the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture course and on completion participants can get an… Read more »

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Well the good news about February is that winter is nearly over and March isn’t far away. However, after the December snow, it’s a braver person than me who’ll bet on us not having another cold snap. January was quite pleasant here but most days the thermometer rarely moved much above freezing. It doesn’t help… Read more »

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We’ve certainly had a hard start to winter and I suspect there’s more snow to come but the good news is that a hard winter often means a good summer will follow. However, my attempts at guessing the weather have been consistently wrong in the past so no predictions or refunds if I’m wrong. One… Read more »