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Our Big workshop weekend offers a range of full-day courses to choose from. You can take a single course or two courses over the weekend. Our courses always get positive feedback from participants and you will benefit from on hand expert tutors with years of experience in their field. The weekend format also offers you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and to spend some time in our gardens, orchards and woodlands in beautiful East Clare.
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Eco Easter Camp
Childrens Eco Easter Camp : 11th April - 14th April, 10am-2pm
Price: €68.81 (€75.00 inc VAT)
only 20 remaining

Our camps are a mixture of nature activities and arts & crafts.

Activities include: Easter egg hunt, pizza making in our cob oven, fire building, outdoor cooking, foraging, biscuit baking, nature walks, nature masks,bug hunt, pond dipping, shelter building, woodland fun, forest school activities, art and crafts each day.....and that's not all!!

Our camps are aimed at six to ten year olds and have a strong ecological message.
Guided Tour of Organic Seed Gardens & Orchards
Guided Tour of Organic Seed Gardens & Orchards - Saturday 29th April
Price: €9.17 (€10.00 inc VAT)
only 20 remaining

A comprehensive guided walking tour of our 20 acre seed farm, through our organic
orchards, mature seed gardens, woodlands and a visit to Ireland’s only public seed bank.The tour is delivered by one of our experienced guides and lasts between one hour and one hour thirty minutes, with Q&A along the way.
Grafting
NEW: Saturday February 25th - Tree Grafting, 10:00am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 6 remaining

The history and theory of grafting will be covered briefly. Tools will be introduced and participants will practice grafting techniques, mainly ‘whip and tongue’ and ‘rind’ grafting.
Introduction to Fermenting
Spring Courses - Saturday March 25th - Introduction to Fermenting, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 8 remaining

Food fermenting is rising in popularity as a creative and interesting way to add a nutritional punch to our foods. Fermentation is one of the oldest ways to store vegetables and make drinks and breads, beer and wine but lately it is back in the limelight as a great way to boost your gut flora and your immune system.
Introduction to Organic Gardening
Spring Courses - Saturday March 25th - Introduction to Organic Gardening, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 6 remaining

An introduction to planning, preparation and production techniques to successfully grow over 30 crops in an Irish garden using organically approved methods.
Basic Bushcraft Skills
Spring Courses - Saturday March 25th -Basic Bushcraft Skills, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 7 remaining

On this course we will practice the core methods of fire making and gain an understanding of the simple methods and materials that make it possible to create fire in the wild. We will explore the art of shelter building and see how this could work effectively in Ireland's and other countries climate
Close To Nature Forest Management
Spring Courses - Sunday March 26th - Close To Nature Forest Management, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 9 remaining

This workshop will explore the principles behind Close To Nature Forest Management, also known as Continuous Cover Forest Management (CCF) and its practical application to Irish Woodlands

Creating an Orchard
Spring Courses - Sunday March 26th - Creating an Orchard 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 5 remaining

This course will cover choice of site, layout of orchard, choosing rootstocks, soil preparation, drainage, maintenance, health and disease, and choosing varieties. Soil health and improvement will also be covered. Basic pruning techniques will also be covered.
Getting Started with your Polytunnel
Spring Courses - Sunday March 26th - Getting Started with your Polytunnel, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 9 remaining

A polytunnel is a wonderful addition to a garden, providing a warm space for sowing seeds and growing heat-loving veg like tomatoes and peppers. If you are considering investing in a tunnel, this workshop will get you started.

Natural Cosmetic Making (Spring-time Detox & Rejuvenate)
Spring Courses - Sunday March 26th - Natural Cosmetic Making (Spring-time Detox & Rejuvenate), 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (€70.00 inc VAT)
only 11 remaining

Rejuvenate your senses as well as your skin. Experience the natural beauty of herbal preparations, gorgeous floral hydrosols and aromatherapy oils, skin-nourishing butters and detoxifying salts, clays & herbs
   
 
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