The Bait Hive Initiative

Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Bait Hives are enticing things. Every summer, as bee hives reach capacity, new swarms have to break away and found new colonies. For beekeepers this is an opportunity. Bait Hives…

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Walking Lifeline Territory with Nathan Hugh-O’Donnell

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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In May, writer Nathan O’Donnell and desireland director Kaethe Burt-O’Dea took a walk through Lifeline territory. Beginning at Broombridge train station and following the route of the Midland Great Western…

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Potatoes with Purpose – The Story of SPUDS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The SPUDS project is harvesting.  A new short film created by Eavan Aitken and Greg Dunne of Stoneybutter to promote the SPUDS  project, is now online. Potatoes with Purpose: the Story…

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LIFELINE PROJECT + SOAP Arthur Guinness Projects

Monday, August 12, 2013
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“The Lifeline Project challenges our conventional image of the urban commute. It asks us to imagine the Luas BXD traversing a vibrant multifunctional corridor animated by walkers &…

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What do neonicotinoids have in common with GM potatoes?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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There will be no life as we know it without Bees… We all know that bees are fundamental to our food system as pollinators. Pollinating our crops mechanically…

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Slow Roots Symposium & Grandmother’s Day: Sandbrook House, April 20th & 21st

Monday, April 15, 2013
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How can our Irish food heritage create jobs for this generation? SPUDS.ie is delighted to be part of a two day Slow Food Ireland Festival which will explore…

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How to feed the world? Let the ‘Lumper’ speak!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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A response to articles in The Irish Times by Conor Pope Saturday, March 2, 2013 and Frank McNally,  March 15 , 2013 Judging from Irish Times coverage alone,…

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Sourcing non-gm naturally blight resistant SPUDS in 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013
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Many people are asking us where they can buy blight resistant potato seed this year. These potatoes are readily available off the shelf from many retailers including: The…

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The Lifeline Project – A Film by Gregory Dunn

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

On the 8th of April 1961, the last steam train ran the mile-long stretch of what once was the Great Midland and Western Railway to Liffey Junction from…

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SPUDS presents: Potato days – March 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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We will be joining Dermot Carey and David Langford of the Lissadell/Langford Potato Collection at two events in March to present the preliminary results from SPUDS 2012 research…

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