Vegetable Growing Courses, Vegetable Seeds and Gardening Books
Klaus Laitenberger is one of Ireland’s and Europe’s most respected vegetable growing horticulturists, where he is renowned for his expertise in soil management and organic gardening. In fact he is regarded as an organic vegetable gardening expert. He writes for various vegetable growing and gardening publications specialising in organics and soil sustainability.
Just recently Klaus has put together this website to promote his own unique selection of seeds which are constantly updated. He also tests and approves all seed varieties on his own smallholding before offering them for sale. All of these seed selections have been passed by EU seed certification.
In the past five years Klaus Laitenberger has written and published 3 best selling books on vegetable growing and polytunnel/greenhouse vegetable gardening. These books are available from this website and most reputable high street book sellers.
Klaus at present divides his time as an organic inspector for the Organic Trust of Ireland where he visits and validates organic farms and organic smallholdings throughout Ireland.
His time is also spent travelling around Ireland, the UK and Europe giving lectures on organic vegetable gardening, soil improvement & sustainability and organic pest & pathogen management. He lectures for University College of Cork for their masters degree programme in Organic Horticulture. This is the only course of its kind in Europe. It is held at the Liss Ard estate Skibbereen Co. Cork.
Very soon (2015/2016) Klaus will be announcing details of an exciting new charitable organisation which is promoting “Soil Sustainability” throughout the world, to encourage vegetable growers back to a more sustainable kind of land management that does not destroy the soil and improves crop production.
Because of his knowledge and experience, Klaus has been employed as an horticultural advisor to different projects such as Kilruddery House, Bray and Airfield House, Dublin both located in Ireland, which are two large estates open to the public and promoting or offering home grown vegetables and vegetable gardening information or courses.
In recent years, amongst other related activities, he is acting as a patron and advisor to Ireland’s GIY organisation which has recently advanced to international status promoting worldwide food sustainability by “Growing It Yourself” (GIY).