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Interview with Kevin Bohan, one of our full time horticulture students, 2018.

Hi Kevin, I just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer a couple of our questions. It really helps us gain valuable insight into our horticulture students course experience.  The Organic Centre team and all our readers really appr



Milestones of The Organic Centre

MILESTONES OF The Organic Centre 1995 Buying the site and developing gardens and facilities 1997 First local training initiative with FAS and first weekend courses and probably the first ever Annual Organic Potato Day 1998 starting the Orchard, de



Teachers conference on organic school gardens at The Organic Centre on Saturday 19th May 2018

by Hans Wieland  The concept is not new: "Teach children where food comes from and develop growing and cooking skills from an early age on and a new food culture will emerge!" On the other hand what seems to be common sense is still stagnating in



Successful 2018 Potato Day at The Organic Centre

  The 22nd Annual Potato Day at The Organic Centre was attended by more than 100 visitors on a sunny Sunday 11th March from 12-5pm. Potatoes are still on the menu of many families and more and more gardeners enjoy growing some of their own, es



Gardening and growing is the foundation of food education!

by Hans Wieland   Food education is on everyone’s agenda: From Jamie Oliver to Bord Bia’s Food Dudes programme, from the Irish Restaurants Association to Food on the Edge, from Weight Watchers to Slow Food, from the Taste Council to Tesco,



Annual Apple Day and Taste Leitrim Harvest Feast Sunday 24th September 2017

Annual Apple Day and Taste Leitrim Harvest Feast On the 24th September the Organic Centre in Rossinver (12 noon - 5pm) will be hosting their Annual Apple Day.  To coincide with this, a new Taste Leitrim Harvest Feast will be held at the centre. Th



How to store and more – All about home preserving

By Hans Wieland     How to store and more – make your garden produce last Hello fellow gardeners, have you all built your larder yet, cleaned out your freezer, prepared your fish boxes and bought or recycled your hessian sacks? You



Open Garden Day Sunday 16th July 2017

Growing forward with The Organic Centre is the theme for this year’s Open Garden Day Sunday 16th July 2017 from 11am -5pm.   Every garden can be run organically, from the smallest to the largest, whatever the location and everyone young and



The wonder of growing food from seed – Organic gardening for beginners

by Hans Wieland   Growing food from seeds is one of the wonders of gardening and often taken for granted, but it is definitely one of the most exciting and even addictive activities one can undertake. Browsing seed catalogues early in the year th



An organic school garden for every school – Teachers’ conference at The Organic Centre

by Hans Wieland  SEED (School Earth Education) and The Organic Centre are pleased to announce the 4th National Teachers Conference on School Gardens”  and acknowledge the support by Darina Allen, Trevor Sargent and Neven Maguire and Mich





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