Friday, March 27, 2009

Learning never tasted so good

If you didn't catch the slot on New2Day on RTE 2, or at the end of the SixOne news, here's the link to the video archive.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

It's a wrap!

The filming is finished, and the segment should air tomorrow Tuesday 24th, on RTE 2 on the news slot before the den - 4:50pm or so. Can't wait to see how it turns out - we had a great time making it!

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

TV update

All going well, the team from RTE will arrive at METNS at 12 on Monday, and the spot will air on the kids news show before the Den on RTE 2 at 4:50 or so, and then again as part of 6one on RTE 1. I'll update again on Monday, after I come back to earth...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

RTE coming!

Looks like RTE's midland correspondent - Ciaran Mulooley - will be visiting us (METNS) on Monday to see what the students have been learning about gardening. No idea when it will be broadcast - and kind of don't believe that it will really happen- watch this space for updates!

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Global crisis - Nature says No?

Great article in the NYTimes - here - expresses what I have been thinking of late very well.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Garlic doing well

This year I hope to have enough garlic to harvest to be self sufficient. So I planted up some from the garden center last October . They have now outgrown the onions that I planted at the same time - they are 6-8 inches high, and very healthy looking.

Subsequently I planted some from the supermarket, and they are also doing well. I know it's not advisable, but at that point I just wanted to get some more garlic in.

Then, at the end of November, I got a wonderful package from Spade Work, planted them immediately, and they are now peeping up, and looking good with it.

At this time of year it's wonderful to have something in the ground and thriving, when much else is winding down, going to seed (the mooli) or getting ready to be planted.

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