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ITB wins Gold at Bloom and Launches Plans for New Horticulture Facility

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5/30/2013 4:13:52 PM

 

Given that ITB has a unique location set in circa 22.5 hectares of land on the fringes of the fastest growing city in Europe, they will utilise this opportunity by developing facilities that other colleges simply do not have. ITB will invest significantly in building a new state of the art horticulture facility which will include: glasshouses, poly-tunnels, workshops and welfare facilities as well as a range of outdoor practical work areas for fruit and vegetable production and sports turf management. Planning permission has been granted and it is envisaged that construction will commence in late summer with an expected completion date in March 2014.

 

 

Richard Gallery, Head of Department at ITB welcomed the proposed new development at ITB, saying, "The investment by ITB in new, state of the art horticulture facilities at the campus in Blanchardstown, shows our continued commitment to the development of horticulture education for full time, part time and work based students. These new facilities, coupled with our recent successes at Bloom and increasing links with the horticulture industry through our work placement programmes, bodes well for the future of horticulture at ITB and in this region."

 

 

This investment in up-to-the-minute Horticulture facilities will complement ITB’s innovative purpose-built campus. ITB's hands-on and practical horticulture courses are designed to help develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to work in the dynamic and expanding horticulture sector. ITB’s horticulture courses immerse students in the science, technology and business involved in food cultivation, sportsturf expertise and plant and landscape management.

The ITB stand was awarded a Gold Medal in the 'Educational Display Category'. The beautiful stand was a collaborative endeavour involving horticulture, marketing, computing and creative digital media staff and students.

 

 

ITB wins Gold at Bloom

 

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