Organic Certification for Professional organic producers, processors and distributors
If you are interested in converting your holding to organic production or in processing, retailing or distributing a product to be labelled as ‘organic’, then follow this link for 5 easy steps and your application will be underway.
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News | 16 Apr 2012
Our project intends to research a naturally blight resistant potato which requires no spraying .... read on....
How do you like your potatoes: round, pink, unblemished? What are the characteristics that make one potato more attractive than another? Is it their appearance, taste, texture?
Would you like to buy a potato with character that required no spraying or other chemical inputs?
To dig deeper into this question, the Lifeline Project, in partnership with The Savari Research Trust and supported by GIY Ireland, are asking the people of Ireland to grow a variety of naturally blight resistant potatoes this summer as part of a community based research project.
We are giving away Sarpo Mira, Axona and Blue Danube certified seed potatoes on a first come first served basis to encourage you to participate in the study and document your experience, from field to fork. So get out there and dig a plot, however small, in a field, allotment, community garden, backyard, town square, or local vacant site…Why not stick a couple potatoes in a pot on your balcony, anywhere will do!
On our website (http://www.spuds.ie) you will find the vitally important research documentation sheets which will help you monitor the progress of your potato patch and share your experience with us. Please register and download your research sheet below and check our NEWS page for updates on where and when to collect your FREE certified blight resistant seed potatoes!