Complete Gardening Course with Klaus Laitenberger
7th Sept. One day course €90 - ***FULLY BOOKED***
We are accepting bookings for next year's series of courses; please email us at email@example.com or phone us at 045-903 100.
This course was hugely successful when held in June. It's no surprise as Klaus is one of the country's leading experts on all things relating to organic vegetables. This course is suited for everyone who plans to start a food garden or is considering it. The courses will give practical tips and demonstrations on how to prepare the soil, make raised beds, lazy beds, hugel beds and what to do from now until next Spring when everything starts again. Discussion and actual instruction will cover harvesting, crop rotation plan, putting beds into winter storage, composting and a whole variety of tips that will make your vegetable growing an even bigger success. The course will also cover new vegetable varieties for next year.
All courses begin at 9:30am tea/coffee. 10am course start. 11:30am tea/coffee. 1:30pm light lunch of soups & breads. Courses finish at 4:30pm with tea/coffee. Facilities include parking, toilets, heated classroom & farm shop.
To book phone 045 903100 , 087 624 0811.
Harvesting Honey with Liam McGarry
13th September. €80
This course is geared for Beekeepers with some experience and have bees or for novices who want to see how honey is harvested and if it suits them. It will be a hands on practical Beekeeping together with honey and wax recovery. We will be working on active hives. Content will cover apiary management, honey harvesting, wax recovery, using extractors, storage, settling, filtering and bottling. This is a very packed day!
Growing for cut flower arranging with Fionnuala Fallon
28th September. €80
Learn how to create your very own cut-flower patch using a range of time-efficient, planet-friendly, practical techniques so that you can harvest armfuls of sweetly-scented, seasonal, sustainably grown blooms throughout the Irish growing year. This hands-on course includes an illustrated talk on growing seasonal cut-flowers sustainably in Ireland, tips on sourcing the very best varieties to grow plus practical hands-on demos on how to sow seed, prick out seedlings, take cuttings and divide perennials.