Soil Health

Address: Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare, Ireland   Phone: +353 61 921866   Email:

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Summer Courses - Saturday June 22th - Soil Health - 10am - 4:30pm
Soil Health

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Price:56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)

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Product Code: WORK-SOIL


We need to create a deeper understanding about our soils in order to regenerate our own health and the health of the planet. This course will cover the basics of The Soil Food Web, in a condense and practical format, using a microscope to bring the various characters in our soil to life. Discussing their roles and how they work together to form a symbiotic community that creates this vibrant material called humus. The course will discuss what conventional agriculture is doing to our soil communities, how cultivation, fertilizers and chemical sprays impact them. How the nutritional quality of food and our own health are affected. 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.

With consumers wanting cheaper and cheaper food every day and our current commercial driven economic models, the issues surrounding farming are not easily solved However, we will talk about some solutions to these problems by highlighting positive examples that are happening in Ireland and around the world.

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.

Bookings & Information
You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

Course prices: €70 per course

10% discount for supporters

Courses are suitable for adults only.
For safety, children under 18 years are not permitted at the workshops.

Lunch & Refreshments
The Seed Savers Café will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Café is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.

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