Archive: April 2017

The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes

There are 1000’s of potato varieties, each with distinct colours, shapes and flavour. As Ireland’s most well known veg it is worth growing potatoes even if you only have the smallest of spaces. SEED POTATOES: Seed potatoes aren’t really seeds at all. They are full-size potatoes that are allowed to start producing shoots, which you often see […]

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Winner: Sustainability Initiative

After winning the regional heat, GAP recently won the Best Sustainability Initiative at the Dublin City Neighbourhoods Awards. Sharon and Aoife were there to accept the award, and the team are delighted!       Dublin City Neighbourhoods: The Dublin City Neighbourhoods Competition is an annual competition for communities, schools and businesses organised by Dublin […]

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Gardening for Mental Health

Today marks The World Health Organisation’s World Mental Health Day 2016. At GAP we believe that community gardens are part of our ideal sense of what a community should be. And so their value is priceless. Each autumn, the culinary benefits of gardening overflow into our kitchens. But the benefits of horticulture extend much further….   We […]

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Harvest

    Virgin Mary Boys NS harvest at the VM community garden….      

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Biodiversity Summer Camps

Biodiversity Summer Camps kicked off this July with glorious garden tours filled with tree identifying, myth telling, polytunnel exploring and learning about how we influence biodiversity in our surrounding environments both positively and negatively. “Smelly Cocktails” soon followed where the kids got to taste the tangy, homegrown herbs and “pick ‘n’ mix” their own concoctions before finishing with some […]

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Small actions – big impact!

It’s coming close to the end of the year, but for us here at GAP we’re looking back at the last 3 years as our CELLS project comes to a close. As you can see from the fantastic results, the outcomes of the Green Living Programme will continue every year. We’d like to say a […]

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Waste less this Christmas

11 participants from Poppintree Environmental completed GAP’s ‪#‎CELLSeu‬ Green Living Programme last week in Sillogue Neighbourhood Centre in Ballymun. Waste‬ was the topic of choice with some of the participants pledging to start up a compost bin, reduce the plastic packaging they buy when shopping over the Christmas period and to source food waste boxes!   CELLS – This project has been […]

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Pedalling up a smoothie

GAP’s new Smoothie bike is always popular on the ‪#‎CELLSeu‬ ‪Green Living Programme – check out these pictures from an energy session we delivered in the Solas Development Centre in Ballymun recently. Over 30 ladies of all ages pedalled up some tasty smoothies using their own energy! CELLS – This project has been funded with support from the […]

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Press release: Green Living Online Programme Launched

Global Action Plan (GAP) Ireland is proud to launch a free online platform for householders all over Ireland who want to reduce waste and use of energy and water in the home while at the same time saving on household bills. GAP’s longest standing programme, the Green Living programme (GLP) has been supporting householders in […]

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Simple actions lead to big changes!

So far this year, 40 participants from GAP’s Green Living programme from across Dublin pledged to take a whopping 142 simple household actions to reduce their water consumption. After one year, they will have saved roughly €2,248, 607,625L of water and reduced the associated CO2 emissions by up to 3,757Kg! CELLS – This project has been funded […]

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