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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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Beginners Bee Keeping
Spring Courses - Saturday March 24th - Beginners Bee Keeping, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

New bee-keepers are essential in order to keep our bee population healthy. Topics in this workshop include: how to get started, equipment needed, sourcing bees, honeybee behaviour, native Irish honeybees, the beekeeping year, and a honey tasting session. Plants for honey bees will be discussed, as well as planting for pollinators.
Fermentation Frenzy Workshop
Spring Courses - Saturday March 24th - Introduction to Fermentation - 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 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...
Gardening: a new year for your garden
Spring Courses - Saturday March 24th - Introduction to Organic Gardening - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 11 remaining

An introduction to planning, preparation and production techniques for year round cropping, winter crops, soil care overwinter and fertility management using organically approved methods. This one day workshop will cover...
Grafting
Spring Courses - Saturday March 24th - Tree Grafting, 10:00am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 9 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.
Close To Nature Forest Management
Spring Courses - Sunday March 25th (TBC) - Close To Nature Forest Management - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 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 25th - Creating an Orchard 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

We are continuing to see a renewed interest in the revival of the traditional Irish Orchard and most people have fond memories of orchards from their childhood. This course will cover choice of site, layout of orchard, choosing rootstocks, soil preparation, drainage, maintenance, health and disease....
Getting Started in your Polytunnel
Spring Courses - Sunday March 25th - Getting Started in your Polytunnel, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

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. It will include theory, discussion and practical sessions in the polytunnel....
Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making
Spring Courses - Sunday March 25th - Natural Cosmetic Making - 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

Experience the natural beauty of herbal preparations, gorgeous aromatherapy oils, sumptuous nourishing oils, and skin-soothing balms and butters to create a world filled with scent and aroma, nourishment and healing. This is a practical course where you will learn how to blend....
Basic Bushcraft Skills
Summer Courses - Saturday June 23rd - Basic Bushcraft Skills - Outdoor Survival , 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 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...
Beginners Bee Keeping
Summer Courses - Saturday June 23rd - Beginners Bee Keeping, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

New bee-keepers are essential in order to keep our bee population healthy. Topics in this workshop include: how to get started, equipment needed, sourcing bees, honeybee behaviour, native Irish honeybees, the beekeeping year, and a honey tasting session. Plants for honey bees will be discussed, as well as planting for pollinators.
   
 
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