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Open Days and Network Events - 18th Sep 2017
As our development of Social Farming continues across our regions in Ireland we are holding a number of Farm Open days.  On the afternoon of Friday 22nd September Chris Smyth, Westport , Co Mayo
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Social Farming on Ireland AM - 2nd Aug 2017
A representative group from the Social Farming Ireland Network appeared on TV3's Ireland AM Programme on Tuesday the 1st August.  Brian Smyth Project Manager, one of our farmers Michael Hesl
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Minister Creed launches Ireland’s Social Farming Network at Farm in Gortlettragh Co Leitrim. - 2nd Aug 2017
Minister Creed launches Ireland’s Social Farming Network at Farm in Gortlettragh Co Leitrim. On Tuesday 25th July 2017 Minister Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marin
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SOCIAL FARMING IN THE SOUTH EAST REGION - 27th Mar 2017
NETWORK MEETING - SOCIAL FARMING IN THE SOUTH EAST Date: Wednesday 5th April 2017; Time: 7pm – 9pm Venue: Lord Bagenal Inn, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow Booking: Email john.evoy@wlp.ie or call&nbs
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Developing a Social Farming Network - 4th Nov 2016
Leitrim Development Company (LDC), has recently signed a contact with the Department of Agriculture to establish and develop a National social farming network in Ireland for the development and deliv
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Social Farming story told at Bloom - 9th Jun 2016
Social Farmer and Garden designer Barry Kavanagh who was one of the original Pilot Social Farmers with the SoFAB project was one of the entrants in Bloom this year. Barry designed a large garden for
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Social Farming on the Agenda in Rome - 29th Sep 2015
Attached is a paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society held in Rome last week. The paper was presented by Dr Jim Kinsella, Project Manager of the So
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SoFAB Office re-opens as a result of support from CEDRA - 13th May 2015
Social farming project receives funding of €40,000   By Farmers Journal on 04 March 2015 Professor Jim Kinsella, UCD, Minister Simon Coveney, Noel Stewart, Minister of State Ann Phelan at
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Newsletter 7 - 22nd Oct 2014
All the News from the last number of months of the Project. Newsletter 7 - Autumn 2014
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Costs & Benefits Report - 29th Sep 2014
One of the products from our recent conference was the Cost & Benefits Report. It gives an outline of the many benefits of Social Farming as well as outlining the costs associated with the provis
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SoFAB 2014 Conference at Belfast Castle a great success - 15th Sep 2014
The recent SoFAB Conference saw over 150 delegates attend its second Conference, this time at Belfast Castle, on Wednesday 10th September last. They heard presentations from a diverse range of speake
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SoFAB 2014 Conference at Belfast Castle - 3rd Sep 2014
Good News 40 additional places have become available at our forthcoming conference - see attached. First come first served! Email helen@ldco.ie to book your place
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SoFAB - short films published - 22nd Jul 2014
The SoFAB Project has compiled four films over the late autumn – early Spring of 2013/2014 to illustrate the work of the Project. Four distinct films have been produced and are now available fo
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Social Farming Training now open for Applications - 20th May 2014
From June to August 2014 the project will offer two 10 evening courses to people who want to learn more about social farming. The course will be designed with input from University College Dublin and
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Social Farming wins Innovation Award - 10th Jun 2014
Social Farming Across Borders wins JFC Innovation Awards 2014 Services/Rural Tourism Category 23 May 2014 By Gareth Gormley, Senior Supply Chain Development Adviser, DARD David Small, Deputy Secretar
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Social Farming at Balmoral Show - 7th May 2014
Looking forward to The Balmoral Show where we will be in the Agri Pavilion AP49. Come and meet some of our Pilots and find out all about our project and latest plans! Plans going well for our Trainin
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More Farm Open Days - 7th Mar 2014
More Farm Open days have been scheduled in for the coming early Springtime.  See attached for more details, please contact the office if you would like to come along on the day or would like mor
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Check out or current Newsletter - 4th Mar 2014
Check out what's been happening on the Social Farming Project for the last number of months and get an update our plans for 2014.   Winter 2013 Newsletter    
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Tyrone Farm Open day makes the headlines in Strabane Chronicle - 10th Feb 2014
Social Farming takes off in Glenelly Valley  
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Farm Open Day in Do. Down - 24th Jan 2014
Our Next Farm Open Day will be held at the farm of Marie & Paul Kelly, Hilltown, Co Down. See the flyer attached for further details, please contact the Project office if you would like to attend
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