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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 Botanical Art
An Introduction to Botanical Art - Saturday 13th April - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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A member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and organic grower, the tutor will bring her experience of growing and her passionate study of plants to the drawing board. Following a walk in nature, you will be capturing the beauty of plants using....
Hydrosols
Distilling your own Hydrosols - Saturday 13th April - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Hydrosols are made through a distillation process using a copper still, water and fresh plant material. Rosewater is the best known example of these. Hydrosols are made in a very similar process to essential oils but are a much safer and environmentally sustainable form of herbal medicine...
Herbal Medicine Making -  Spring time Awakening
Herbal Medicine Making - Spring time Awakening - Saturday March 02nd
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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We will cover some every day health conditions and explore the foraged, dried and kitchen herbs that can be used to support the bodys natural healing process....
Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making
Spring Courses - Saturday March 30th - Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making (Spring-time Detox & Rejuvenate) - 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...
Practical Permaculture Design
Spring Courses - Saturday March 30th - Practical Permaculture Design, 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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...

The Art of Fermentation
Spring Courses - Saturday March 30th - The Art of Fermentation - 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Including fermented foods in the diet helps to build gut health, improve digestion, prevent disease and reduce sugar cravings. These are just a few of the amazing benefits...
Grafting
Spring Courses - Saturday March 30th - Tree Grafting - 10:00am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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The history and theory of grafting will be covered briefly. Tools will be introduced and participants will practice grafting techniques, mainly whip and tongue and rind grafting.
Bird Watching courses, nature, gardening
Spring Courses - Sunday March 31st - A Beginners Guide to Bird Watching - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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This course will cover everything you need to know to take up birdwatching as a hobby, as well as providing practical advice on making your garden more bird friendly....
Creating an Orchard
Spring Courses - Sunday March 31st - 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....
Getting started in your Polytunnel
Spring Courses - Sunday March 31st - Getting started in 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....
   
 
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