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Supervalu Food Academy Programme

Supervalu Food Academy Programme

My journey through the Food Academy Programme and ending up on the Supervalu shelves by Una Wycherley     I have been farming and growing for many years working and learning from some of whom I regard so highly in this profession, and I am very grateful for...

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Growing in a glasshouse

Growing in a glasshouse

Growing in a glasshouse by Oisín Kenny      2021 is year 9 for me as a market gardener, another 'year like no other'. It is at this time of year that spending the vast majority of my working days inside a 34m x 16m glasshouse pays its highest dividends....

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Horticultural Hindsight

Horticultural Hindsight

Everyone has advice for growers who are just starting out, the dos and don’ts, the little nuggets of wisdom given freely and with the best of intentions…

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Looking after your back

Looking after your back

When I was about 18, I started getting a niggle in the small of my back. At 20, I worked part time as a pizza chef, which involved a lot of core twisting, and being on your feet for 10 hours…

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Internship 2020

Internship 2020

The start of the year looked positive with about 35 applicants and 9 host farms all chomping at the bit for a new season of growth and learning!

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History of the OGI

History of the OGI

A Brief History of the OGI. The Organic Growers of Ireland was first conceived as an idea on a farm walk (where else), back in the summer of 2008.  At the time it was felt that there was a need for a body to represent growers and who better to do it than ourselves. In...

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