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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 : 3rd April - 6th April, 10am-2pm
Price: €73.39 (80.00 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.
Close To Nature Forest Management
Close To Nature Forest Management - Saturday 28th April - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €48.78 (60.00 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. It is of particular relevance to farmers and small scale woodland owners

Beginners Bee Keeping
Spring Courses - Saturday March 24th - Beginners Bee Keeping, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 3 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 7 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 6 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...
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 7 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 9 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....
Practical Permaculture Design
Spring Courses - Sunday March 25th - Practical Permaculture Design, 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 10 remaining

Permaculture Design is an ethical approach to planning and creating more sustainable ways of living. It's focus is on thoughtful arrangement of elements on a site for best functionality, efficient resource use, maximum resource production and minimum energy inputs...

Willow Basketmaking
Summer Courses - Saturday June 23rd - Basket Making - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 8 remaining

This is a fun filled one day basket making class suitable both for beginners and advanced makers (advanced makers can discuss their project with the tutor beforehand to make sure suitable material is available)

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