Welcome to Featherfield Farm Vegetable Gardening Courses
Saturday Vegetable Gardening Course Sat 21 May. 9:30am to 5pm Sat 11 June. 9:30am to 5pm Sat 2 July. 9:30am to 5pm
Featherfield Farm is pleased to welcome Colman Power to host our vegetable gardening courses. Colman is a well known health and fitness influencer. He has a book to be launched in June (The power of organic fitness). We are very pleased to have such an enthusiastic teacher to inspire a new group of gardeners.
On the day you will learn first hand... * How to layout your vegetable garden to its best advantage. * How you can build a no dig vegetable garden. * How to improve your soil health. * Colman will show you how to build, operate and manage the perfect compost unit. * Check out the perfect soft fruit set-up, and how to keep the birds out, safely. * How to encourage beneficial insects as the best pest control in the world, so you won’t need chemicals in your garden. * Which vegetables to grow, when to plant them, and your own crop rotation system. * The “jam jar soil test” this is an ingenious method to indicate your soil type. * Seed sowing pods, with all the vegetables you wish to grow this year.
We start at 9:30am with tea/coffee and a friendly meet-up and introduction to Colman. We break at 11:30am for tea/coffee. We do not provide lunch so please bring your own. We have fridge/microwave/canteen. Colman will finish at 5pm with tea/coffee and any additional questions from that days activities. To ensure you get the very best value from your Featherfield Farm experience with Colman, please bring... * A soil sample and a sod sample from your vegetable plot or garden (about 1 kilo in weight) so Colman can help you assess what is needed for your garden. * A drawing of your garden with dimensions (pace it out if you don’t have a long enough tape). Please note north, south, east, west perspectives and highlight any trees or features that need to be considered in the gardens layout (phone pictures would help). If you have an established vegetable garden please bring an outline of last years crops and locations, and any issues you experienced. * Jam jar with lid * Wellington/water proof boots, * Note book, warm jacket.
You can witness first hand one of Ireland's national Farming For Nature Ambassador Farms for 2019.Facilities include parking and heated classroom.