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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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Summer Course for Teachers-The Year Round Organic School Garden-Monday July 3rd to Friday July 7th - 9:30am - 2pm
Price: €140.00
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This course demonstrates how to plan and create an organic school garden. It shows how to develop various habitats and increase biodiversity in the school grounds. We will look at an established school garden, and also......

Beginners Bee Keeping
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th - Beginners Bee Keeping, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 5 remaining

New bee-keepers are essential in order to keep our bee population healthy. Topics covered will include how to get started, sourcing bees, the equipment needed and an overview of the bee keeping year.
Creating an Orchard
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th - Creating an Orchard 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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.
Wild Food Foraging
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th - Wild Food Foraging, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Join us for a day of exploring the hedgerows and discussing the edible and medicinal uses of the local wild plants and trees we find, along with some historical and folklore snippets.
Basic Bushcraft Skills
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th -Basic Bushcraft Skills-Outdoor Survival, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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
Making Herbal Remedies
Summer Courses - Sunday 25th June: Making Herbal Remedies, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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A practical course in making medicinal remedies from common garden plants, for use in the home. Learn how to make creams, tinctures, teas, compresses and oils.
Getting Started with your Polytunnel
Summer Courses - Sunday June 25th - Making the most of your Polytunnel, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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A polytunnel is a wonderful addition to your garden for the production of year-round vegetables. This course will focus on ways to keep your polytunnel productive with vegetables throughout the seasons.

Seaweed Foraging and Cookery
Summer Courses - Sunday June 25th - Seaweed Foraging and Cookery , 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 4 remaining

You will learn how to identify and sustainably harvest seaweed, and learn about the many ways to use it in every day life, from fertiliser for the garden, bathing and the many amazing ways to prepare and use it in our diets.

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