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Sustainably-produced Turkeys

Free-foraging, organically fed turkeys from Western Shore Organic Farm, Co. Mayo

 

Planting advice

Advice on ground preparation and planting

 

Food Security

Information and articles on future food security in Ireland, including on the possible role of nut crops

 

Assessing the Nut and Fruit Resource

An assessment of whether nut and fruit crops could provide ten percent of Ireland's total food requirements

 

The Future is Trees

The Future is Trees is a Fruit and Nut initiative that seeks to establish long-term sustainable woodland, land rehabilitation and orchard projects the purpose of which is to provide knowledge and inspiration to others.

 

Rootstock information

Technical information on rootstocks

 

Pollination, Fruit Use and Disease Resistance

Tables shown pollination groups, harvest time, storage potential, usage and disease resistance of all the apple, cherry, damson, pear and plum varieties in our stocklists

 

Growing Apples for Cider Production

Information for the intending cider apple grower

 

Growing Pears for Perry Production

Information for the intending perry pear grower

 

Cobnut map

Map of regions of Ireland with climate suitable for cobnut production

 

Walnut map

Map of Ireland showing regions where climate suitable for walnut production

 

Walnut map UK

Map of UK showing regions where climate suitable for walnut production

 

Practical Sustainability Course (1 year)

In our view, by far the best practical course on sustainability to be found anywhere. Based in Bristol, UK, this pioneering and innovative course covers permaculture design, woodland management, organic horticulture, soil and ecology, re-localisation, green energy, green building and many other related topics.

 

History of the Spanish Chestnut in Europe

From Congresso Ibérico do Castanheiro Vila Real, 20-22 Junho 2007

 

The Remarkable Old Walnut Trees of Scotland

Published by the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, Vol VXI, 1884

 

Hedging and Woodland

Information on hedging, shelter-belt and woodland trees

 

Agroforestry

Information on agroforestry and on criteria for grant assistance

 

Irish Nut Growers Association

The best source of information on nut-growing in Ireland

 

Growing nuts in Ireland

Techhnical document on cobnut growing in Ireland

 

Irish Sea Buckthorn Growers' Association

Growers group dedicated to promoting sea buckthorn cultivation in Ireland

 

Agroforestry Research Trust

Pioneering UK-based organisation undertaking trials and research on a wide range of fruit and nut species

 

Forest Gardening

Information on forest gardening

 

Permaculture

Information on permaculture

 

Tree Wizards

Tree surgery and felling service, orchard rehabilitation

 

Research

On-going research at fruitandnut

 

Truffles

All about truffles!

 

Offers for schools and third level institutions

Tree offers for educational institutions

 

Free trees for community projects

Free fruit trees

 

 

 

 

 

Enquiries and further information

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