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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: New to Irish gardeners and Laois Reply with quote

We moved here to grow our own and we're getting around to it, slowly! Confused

Looking forward to tips, advice and support in the future. Smile

I've been involved with the transition movement for almost 2 years and would love to know of anyone else interested in Laois.

Theresa

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Theres@ lots of tips and advice for you here.
Have fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful county I believe, welcome to the site.
What is the transition movement Theresa?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:23 am    Post subject: Transition movement Reply with quote

It's basically building resilient community. Food, energy, local economy, community spirit. Started in Kinsale and is spreading around the world - fast.

Here's some links - baby's crying - gotta go
www.transitionnetwork.org
http://www.totnes.transitionnetwork.org/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and Welcome,
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Thanks all for the welcome Reply with quote

Laois is lovely - we're in a lovely spot on just over a half acre. Intention to move was to grow some food and get a bit of independence. Got my polytunnel last week. That will be my new home. I put the sandbox into it to keep the kids amused and it's working a treat. Baby's just 5wks old so I've loads to do to catch up on the season!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, it all sounds brilliant and I admire anyone who is trying to make a difference by their daily life choices. I hope it works out for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks Sive. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome Theresa
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Theresa,

We live in Portlaoise. Do you know where we might be able able to find an allotment near the town?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Theresa, you will enjoy the site and great idea to take the kids with you when gardening and get them involved!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: Anybody out there interested in Laois Reply with quote

Welcome Theres@,
(Love your ID, you have fire and initiative!)
Laois is a grand place and the people are lovely. Straight talkers and they cop you if you get smart with them. Lots of trees in Laois from the remnants of the large estates and lots of different soil types due to the hills and eskers. What I liked most about Laois (in the last century) was the very large number of house owners who actually tended their gardens, both in the towns and amuigh fe'n dtĂșath. Give my best to Stradbally.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: sorry Reply with quote

never got updates! thanks again 4 welcome.
sorry mgokelly - don't know enough - we're only blow ins! perhaps irish allotments website may help or the county council.

just in from cuddling my seedlings!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mgokelly, please take a look at this offer of an allotment in Laois here...... Allotments, Portlaoise ,Stradbally Co Laois, 1/4 to 1/6 acre
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:04 am    Post subject: Anybody out there interested in Laois Reply with quote

There you go Theres@,
GPI to the rescue with the first lifebelt. I mean when the boss is on your case? What can I say? Blowin' be damned. You're one of Ireland's latest assets. I looked up the Totnes experience. Now that's what I call power for the people. This concept is the best I've heard o0f since the co-operative movement and community saving. Tend your plants, waste no space, dream your dreams and get used to being a Laois resident.

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