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4 December, 2014
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Champion Christmas Tree Grower urges people to ‘Love a Real Tree’ this Christmas

This just in from our friends in Bord Bia:Christmas Trees Presented to Jack and Jill Foundation

Wicklow grower, Christy Kavanagh, has been crowned the Christmas Tree Grower Supreme Champion 2014 in the national Christmas tree growing competition. This is the fifth time that Christy has received the accolade for his Nordmann Fir range in the annual competition organized by the Christmas Tree Growers Association. As an experienced and avid grower, he is enthusiastic about the benefits real Christmas Trees bring to the celebrations, noting that the Nordmann Fir is the most popular type of tree, accounting for 75% of trees sold in Ireland.

The Christmas tree harvest is currently underway due to excellent growing and favourable harvesting conditions, according to the Irish Christmas Tree Growers.  Bord Bia estimates that approximately 500,000 trees will be harvested this year by Irish growers, 300,000 for the home market and 200,000 for export, mainly to the UK.

‘Love a Real Tree’ Campaign

This Christmas, the Irish Christmas Tree Growers Association has launched a new initiative, ‘Love a Real Tree’, to highlight the benefits of choosing a real Christmas tree for your home. This new campaign was developed to include a logo and website (www.lovearealtree.ie) which highlight the benefits of a real tree versus and an artificial tree, in particular that real Irish Christmas trees are environmentally friendly as they can be recycled, while the land used for growing them can be replanted or returned to traditional agriculture. (more…)

6 October, 2014
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Bord Bia Presents: Grow your Business Using Social Media – With Krishna De

This email comes in from Carol Marks and the crew at Bord Bia.And it turns out the gig is being presented by good friend of The Sodshow Krishna De whom it turns out Peter has spoke alongside on more than one occasions. On that basis and the fact that the hort industry is pretty shite at techie online stuff and being that Krishna is noted in The Sodshow’s history, we higher than highly recommend it.

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11 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Estelle Cornell, Allora Gardens Nursery, Australia

On This Weeks Show:

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Peter Donegan chats with Estelle Cornell owner of Allora Gardens Nursery, Darwin, Australia. A former trucker, Estelle set up the 5 acre Allora some 20 years and is now the largest garden centre in Australia’s northern territory. In 2011 she was crowned 2011 Northern Territory Telstra Business Woman of the year. Peter and the very lovely Estelle met [with thanks to the also very lovely Carol Marks of Bord Bia ] whilst on tour with the 2014 International Garden Centre Congress.

The Sodshow is Ireland’s Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show and is very proudly sponsored by good friends at Greensax.ie

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4 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Chris Beytes of Grower Talks Magazine, USA

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Peter Donegan, Chris Beytes

Peter Donegan chats with Chris Beytes, head Don and all round great guy at Ball Publishing. There Chris is the editor at two of the United States and horticultures greatest and longest established trade magazines, Green Profit and Grower Talks.

Peter and Chris met at O’Connor Nurseries, Wexford in one of their greenhouses whilst on tour with the International Garden Centre Congress. A Hat tip and thank you to the team at Bord Bia for getting Peter there.

The Sodshow is Ireland’s Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show and is very proudly sponsored by our mates, the very lovely Greensax.ie

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2 September, 2014
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Bord Bia National Organic Awards 2014

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This in today from the lovely Kristin who sez:

– Closing date for entries Friday 5th September –

September 2014: The National Organic Awards, in association with Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, return this October to mark the achievements of Irish organic food and drink growers and manufacturers who create excellent quality organic products. The Awards, which will be judged by a team of industry experts including Evan Doyle, proprietor of Brooklodge Hotel and Spa, food entrepreneur Colum O’Sullivan, co-founder of Cully & Sully and journalist and author Dr. Oliver Moore, will take place at Bord Bia’s Dublin headquarters on Tuesday, 14th October. The closing date for applications is Friday, 5th September 2014.

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