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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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An Introduction to Seed Saving
Autumn Courses - Saturday 15th September - Introduction to Seed Saving - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Saving seeds is completing the gardens natural cycle, from seed to seed. Includes planning, selection, harvesting and drying. This workshop will give gardeners basic skills to....
Wild Food Foraging
Autumn Courses - Saturday 15th September - 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.
Cider Making
Autumn Courses - Saturday September 15th - Cider Making, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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We are seeing a huge increase of craft cider producers. This one day course covers everything you need to know about making craft cider, the trainee will be taken through every step of the process, from variety selection to bottling. The theory and the underlying principles of brewing and cider making will be...
Introduction to Organic Gardening
Autumn Courses - Saturday September 15th - Introduction to Organic Gardening - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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...
Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making
Autumn Courses - Sunday 16th September -Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making - 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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...
Beginners Bee Keeping
Autumn Courses - Sunday September 16th - Beginners Bee Keeping, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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.
Creating an Orchard
Autumn Courses - Sunday September 16th - Creating an Orchard - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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....
Making the most of your Polytunnel
Autumn Courses - Sunday September 16th - 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. It will include theory, discussion and practical sessions in the polytunnel....
An Introduction to Seed Saving
Introduction to Seed Saving - Saturday 13th October - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 11 remaining

Saving seeds is completing the gardens natural cycle, from seed to seed. Includes planning, selection, harvesting and drying. This workshop will give gardeners basic skills to....
Mushroom Foraging
Mushroom Foraging - Saturday October 13th - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Trainees will take a closer look at the fascinating and colourful world of forest fungi. Discover their true value in the forest web of life and learn how to find, identify and safely collect nutritious gourmet forest mushrooms from Irelandís natural woodlands
   
 
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