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Teagasc Organic Newsletters

Teagasc Organic Specialists

Dan Clavin, Teagasc, Mellows Dev Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway
Email: dan.clavin@teagasc.ie

Elaine Leavy, Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath
Email: elaine.leavy@teagasc.ie

Organic Departments

Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Organic Unit, Johnstown Castle Est, Co. Wexford
Web: www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmingsectors/organicfarming
Email: organicunit@agriculture.gov.ie Tel: 053-9163400

DARDNI Organic Farming Section

Organic Certification Bodies

IOFGA (Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association), 16A Inish Carraig, Golden Island, Athlone.
Tel: 090 6433680 Email: info@iofga.org Web: www.iofga.org

Organic Trust, 2 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin3.
Tel: 01 8530271 Email: organic@iol.ie Web: www.organictrust.ie

BDA Certification - Organic and Demeter, The Painswick Inn Project,
Gloucester, Glouscetershire, GLS 1QG, United Kingdom
Tel: 00 44 1453 766296 Email: certification@biodynamic.org.uk Web: www.biodynamic.org.uk

Institute of Marketecology (Aquaculture only), Lisnanagh, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Tel: 087 2517291 Email: angelika.brady@imo-control.org Web: www.imo.ch

Global Trust Certificate Ltd. (Aquaculture only), 3rd Floor, Block 3, Quayside Business Park, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: 042 9320912 Email: info@gtcert.com Web: www.gtcert.com

Further Organic Training

An tIonad Glas/The Organic College
Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick
The College was founded in 1991 and runs nationally certified, Full-time and Part-time Courses in Organic Horticulture in Ireland. We also run a range of short courses, including weekend seminars, tours, workshops and night classes.
Tel: 063 83604 Email: oifig@organiccollege.com Web: www.organiccollege.com

National Organic Training Skillnet
The Enterprise Centre, Hill Road, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
The NOTS training programme is available to farmers, growers, processors, food businesses, and consultants working in the organic food sector.
Tel: 071 9640688 Email: info@nots.ie Web: www.nots.ie

Irish Seed Savers Association
Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare
The ISSA offer a range of courses on seed saving, organic & bio-dynamic growing aimed at the public.
Tel: 061 921866 Email: info@irishseedsavers.ie Web: www.irishseedsavers.ie

Sonairte
The Ninch, Laytown, Co. Meath,
Sonairte is an interactive visitor centre promoting ecological awareness and sustainable living.
They occasionally run courses in organic production.
Tel: 041 982 7572 Email: info@sonairte.ie Web: www.sonairte.ie