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International Biological Farming Conference

  I attended this wonderful two day Biological Conference at The Bridge Hotel, Tullamore, Co.Offaly. The conference was organised and promoted by the National Organic Training Skillnet, www.skillnetireland.ie The two day event featured some of the rock stars of biology from the United States, Canada and Europe.  Biological farming focuses more on the soil biology […]

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Highgrove Meeting

I received a very welcome email from Patrick Holden the CEO of the sustainable food trust, inviting me to a meeting at the Royal Highgrove House, and a tour of the Royal Duchy Organic Farms and Orchards. The request was instigated by David Wilson, the overall manager of the Royal Duchy Farms , both Patrick […]

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New Allotments at Rathbeggan Lakes

On the 22nd August 2018, our President Gary Healy signed a contract for plots of land at Rathbeggan Lakes allotments with the owner Mr Dave Robinson. Dave did a great deal for us on the land and also supplied for our usage a 40 ft polytunnel and a garden shed for our tools. Our sincere […]

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Chosen Charity of the Year

We have great pleasure in announcing that our highly respected accountancy firm  ‘ Whealan & Dowling‘ have chosen The Organic Institute  as Charity Partner of the Year 2018. Our direct accountant Mr John Donnellan proposed us and it was immediately accepted by Mr Jason Dowling & Partners. This is a great privilege, especially when considering […]

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Holistic Management Course by 3LM

I was pleased to attend the recent 3LM course at Ballmaloe, County Cork on Holistic Management. 3LM are doing wonderful work in the UK and Germany and I would like to thank Sheila and Christopher Cooke from 3LM for bringing these courses for the first-time to Ireland. The Holistic Management Course, sponsored by The National […]

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National Organic Training Conference 2017

In November 2017 I was invited to attend the National Organic Training Conference (NOTS) in the Tullamore Court Hotel, County Offaly. The conference was organised by The National Organic Training Skilnet and financed by the Department of Education. The seminar topic was ‘Future Organic Growers’ and it was wonderful to see so many young, enthusiastic […]

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