Complete Gardening Course with Klaus Laitenberger
7th Sept. One day course €90
This course is suited for anyone who plans to start a food garden. The courses has practical tips and demonstrations on how to prepare the soil and make raised beds, lazy beds, hugel beds etc. with the two day course going into much more detail. There will be compost making sessions, seed sowing demonstrations and how to avoid pests and diseases. There will also be a session on growing fruit trees, bushes and herbs. Heated classroom sessions on crop planning, rotations and tips on which crops are best suited for the small garden.
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
16th August. €80
13th September. €80
This course is geared for Beekeepers with some experience and have bees. It will be mainly 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. Bee keepers may bring their own supers for honey extraction.
Beginners Poultry keeping with Julian Pawlowski
17th Aug €80
An in depth one day course on poultry keeping for beginners. The course will cover housing requirements of various breeds; health and diet; breeding and breed selection. This course is based around practical demonstrations and hands on contact. Different breeds and equipment will be available on the day. How to avoid pests and diseases will be covered as will how to properly handle a hen including how to wash and present a hen for poultry shows.
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.