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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 Composting & Green Manures
An Introduction to Composting & Green Manures - Saturday 12th September - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Knowing how to nurture and develop the structure and biology of soils is essential to growing healthy organic crops. Composting and green manures are an integral part of supporting this. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to core skills.... more info
An Introduction to Scything
An Introduction to Scything - Saturday 29th August - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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The course will cover how to set up the scythe and the mowing technique. We will spend time looking at the sharpening and maintenance of the scythe. We will also discuss haymaking, wildflower meadow management and.... more info
An Introduction to Seed Saving
An Introduction to Seed Saving - Saturday 12th September - 10:00am - 4:30pm

Saving seeds is an age-old tradition that is growing in popularity amongst gardeners due to its many benefits. Saving seeds saves money, prevents heirloom varieties from going extinct... more info
Cider Making
Autumn Courses - Saturday 26th September - Cider Making, 10am-4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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We are seeing a huge increase of craft cider producers. This one day course covers everything you need to know about making craft cider, the trainee will be taken through every step of the process, from variety selection to bottling. The theory and the underlying principles of brewing and cider making will be... more info
Wild Food Foraging
Autumn Courses - Saturday 26th September - Wild Food Foraging - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Join us for a day of exploring the hedgerows and discussing the edible and medicinal uses of local wild plants, along with some historical and folklore snippets. The day will include how to identify, harvest and process our finds into food, drink and remedies... more info
Mushroom Foraging
Autumn Courses - Sunday 27th September - Mushroom Foraging - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Trainees will take a closer look at the fascinating and colourful world of forest fungi. Discover their true value in the forest web of life and learn how to find, identify and safely collect nutritious gourmet forest mushrooms from Irelands natural woodlands more info
Mushroom Foraging
Mushroom Foraging - Saturday 10th October - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)
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Trainees will take a closer look at the fascinating and colourful world of forest fungi. Discover their true value in the forest web of life and learn how to find, identify and safely collect nutritious gourmet forest mushrooms from Irelands natural woodlands more info
Re-Wilding your Garden
SOLD OUT - Autumn Courses - Re-Wilding your Garden - Ecological Restoration - Saturday 26th September - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)

SOLD OUT - If you wish to be placed on a waiting list please email us with your details at educationassistant@irishseedsavers.ie
Learn how we can restore ecosystems and create a living landscape using nature-based solutions in our green spaces. Explore how we can bring wildlife and nature back into our gardens, creating and maintaining spaces for biodiversity...
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Creating an Orchard
SOLD OUT - Autumn Courses - Sunday 27th September - Creating an Orchard - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)

SOLD OUT - If you wish to be placed on a waiting list please email us with your details at educationassistant@irishseedsavers.ie
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....
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Herbal Medicine Making
SOLD OUT Autumn Courses - Herbal Medicine Making - Autumn Harvest - Sunday 27th September - 10am - 4:30pm
Price: €56.91 (70.00 inc VAT)

SOLD OUT - If you wish to be placed on a waiting list please email us with your details at educationassistant@irishseedsavers.ie Autumn time was traditionally a time of gathering. Nature's bounty was gratefully harvested and stored for the coming winter. The hedgerows are rich with berries, hips, haws and roots at this time of the year and some of the best medicine can be easily made... more info
   
 
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