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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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Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making - Nourish your senses as well as your skin
Natural Skincare & Cosmetic Making - Spring-time Detox & Rejuvenate - Saturday March 07th - 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. This is a practical course... more info
Re-Wilding your Garden
Re-Wilding your Garden - Ecological Restoration - Saturday April 18th - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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How can we re-connect with our land, gardens and nature in a way which can also help us re-connect with ourselves and our place in nature? The tutor will introduce you to her way of wilderness restoration and earth stewardship. There is no one formula, but there are many approaches and ideas.... more info
Reed Beds, Wetlands and Willow Systems - ecofriendly sewage options
Reed Beds, Wetlands and Willow Systems - ecofriendly sewage options - Saturday March 07th - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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This workshop will look at how we can protect local groundwater, rivers and our seas from sewage pollution. We will explore the different sewage treatment options that are available, and the environmental credentials of each system type... more info
Herbal Medicine Making
Spring Courses - Herbal Medicine Making, March into Spring - Sunday March 22nd - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Come and join us, on a Spring day in March; a morning, foraging, gathering, identifying & discovering wondrous weeds. Learn their health giving qualities, as well as folklore and history, whilst savouring flavoursome wild foods... more info
Beginners Bee Keeping
Spring Courses - Saturday June 13th - 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. more info
Bird Watching courses, nature, gardening
Spring Courses - Saturday March 21st - 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.... more info
Design your own Permaculture Garden
Spring Courses - Saturday March 21st - Design your own Permaculture Garden, 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Simple and effective steps to get started on creating multi-functional gardens that provide the things we need and the things we love: Healthy food, water, natural medicine, biodiversity, nature beauty, play and community....

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Grafting
Spring Courses - Saturday March 21st - 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. more info
Getting started in your Polytunnel
Spring Courses - Sunday March 21st - Getting started in your Polytunnel - choosing a tunnel, setting it up and laying it out - 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.... more info
Creating an Orchard
Spring Courses - Sunday March 22nd - Creating an Orchard - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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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. more info
   
 
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