CONTENTS

NEWS
03 Horticulture News

BORD BIA
06 All the latest news from Bord Bia

EVENTS
08 Horticulture trade events

TEAGASC
10 All the latest news from Teagasc

RETAIL
11 THE RIGHT RANGE
Liam Kelly explains why retailers need to put profit before pride and kitsch before chic

NURSERY

13 TACKLING THE LABOUR CRISIS
Stiofán Nutty reviews the wages crisis and outlines actions to be taken

16 SUSTAINABLE MEDIA
Teagasc Nursery Stock Advisor, Dónall Flanagan shares the latest thinking and
research on growing media and explains how growers can avoid supply shocks

JOBS
19 Latest horticulture jobs from Horticulture.jobs

CONSTRUCT

20 AVOIDING THE PITFALLS
Colm Kenny explores the issues facing urban trees and the designers and contractors
charged with creating them

22 ALCI AWARDS 2019
Awards list and photos

IN PICTURES
26 Hardware show, BTME & more

DESIGN
28 GARDENING ON THE EDGE
Patricia Tyrell shares her thoughts on the hugely successful GLDA design seminar

TREES

32 STAKE-KNIFE
Terry O’Regan takes a knife to a choking issue

33 ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
John Murphy digs below the surface to reveal why trees thrive or die in urban situations

INSIGHT

35 LEADING THE WAY IN SOCIAL AND THERAPEUTIC HORTICULTURE
Rachel Freeman frames the latest research on STH and explains why educational institutions need to lead the way

37 GROWTH IN SOCIAL ASSETS
Noel McEvoy explains how the walled garden in St Annes Park, Dublin provided the impetus for an important social movement

RESEARCH
39 THE CHANGING CLIMATE OF PLANT DISTRIBUTION
Dr. Karl J Duffy traces the history of plant distribution science and shares recent research on the impact of climate change on plant distribution

EDIBLES
41 HORTICULTURE PRODUCERS HONOURED
Mike Neary, reports in from the Inaugural Origin Green Farmer Awards

EDUCATION
43 STUDENT LIFE
John Mulhern speaks to current students of horticulture to