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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
Introduction to Seed Saving - Saturday 13th October - 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....
An Introduction to Seed Saving
Introduction to Seed Saving - Saturday 15th September - 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....
Summer Course for Teachers-The Year Round Organic School Garden-Monday July 2nd to Friday July 6th - 9:30am - 2pm
Summer Course for Teachers-The Year Round Organic School Garden-Monday July 2nd to Friday July 6th - 9:30am - 2pm
Price: €80.00
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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......

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

Beginners Bee Keeping
Summer Courses - Saturday June 23rd - 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.
Gardening: a new year for your garden
Summer Courses - Saturday June 23rd - 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...
Creating an Orchard
Summer Courses - Sunday June 24th - 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....
Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making
Summer Courses - Sunday June 24th - Herbal Medicine: from garden to bottle 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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This popular class has been running since 2004. Come on a herbal foraging walk in the morning. Discover the medicinal plants that grow around you that you havenít noticed are there. Gather these herbs. See how to use them...
Getting Started in your Polytunnel
Summer Courses - Sunday June 24th - 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....
Soil Health
Summer Courses - Sunday June 24th - Soil Health - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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It will look at the various composting techniques, focusing on hot/thermophilic composting and how to get the correct Fungi to Bacteria ratio (F:B) to maximise crop production. Looking at when best to apply and how to make it go further by using compost extracts or teas....
   
 
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