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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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Biodiversity - Awareness in the Community
Biodiversity - Awareness in the Community - Saturday 17th June - 1pm - 4pm
only 19 remaining

This is a FREE presentation, talk and walk on the theme of biodiversity, for Tidy Towns, schools, and the general public. The following topics will be covered: what is biodiversity, native flora and fauna, pollinators
Summer Camp
Summer Camp, 1st - 4th August, 10am - 2pm
Price: €68.81 (75.00 inc VAT)
only 18 remaining

Treasure hunt, gardening fun, pizza making in our cob oven, foraging, biscuit making, nature walks, bug hunt, pond dipping, shelter and den building, woodland fun, forest school activities, nature games, unusual arts and crafts each day and that's not all!
Creating an Orchard
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th - Creating an Orchard 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 2 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.
Wild Food Foraging
Summer Courses - Saturday June 24th - Wild Food Foraging, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 7 remaining

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)
only 6 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
Making Herbal Remedies
Summer Courses - Sunday 25th June: Making Herbal Remedies, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 6 remaining

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.
Fermentation Frenzy Workshop
Summer Courses - Sunday June 25th - Fermentation Frenzy Workshop - Fermented Drinks for Health and Fun, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
only 12 remaining

If you feel like diving into the amazing world of Fermented drinks, this is the time to do it! This workshop is a combination of education (fascinating facts about fermented drinks and how they can be used for health) and hands on practical demo.
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)
only 6 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.

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