Gardening Courses

Courses and Workshops for 2020

Date: Monday 27th January 2020

Talk: Organic Gardening
Venue: Roscommon Abbey Hotel 8pm
Contact: Eilish on roscommongardenclub@gmail.com

Date: Saturday 15th February 2020

Course: Grow your own Vegetables
Venue: Glor na Mara Community Gardens and Allotments, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Contact: Sr Assumpta Butler 086 3938630

Date: Saturday 29th February 2020

Course: Gardening Tips
Venue: The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim
Tips and tricks to make gardening easier; how to propagate herbs, fruit and vegetables; how to breed new vegetable varieties – eg potatoes, etc; how to create a free soft fruit orchard with little work.
Contact: info@organiccentre.ie

Date: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020

Gardening Weekend at Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara
With: Anja Gohlke (Head Gardener Kylemore Abbey) and Klaus Laitenberger
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Email: info@renvyle.ie
Tel: 095 46100
There will be talks and workshops on organic vegetable, fruit and herb growing, a trip and guided tour to Kylemore Abbey Gardens as well as the very popular gardening quiz night.
This course quickly booked up in the last couple of years – early booking is essential.
For more information or booking:
https://www.renvyle.com/en/activity-breaks/gardening/

Date: Saturday 14th March 2020

Course: Spring in the Tunnel
Venue: The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim
The first of our seasonal polytunnel workshops, designed to help you organise and make the best use of your polytunnel and enable you to harvest lots of produce throughout the year. Workshop will cover crop rotation, composting, sowing and planting, tips, pest and disease. Hands on experience with Klaus.
Contact: info@organiccentre.ie

Date: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020

Course: Complete Beginner’s Gardening Course
Venue: Featherfield Farm, Lullymore, Co. Kildare
This course is suited for anyone who plans to start a food garden. It is filled with practical tips and demonstrations on how to prepare the soil and make raised beds; compost making session, seed sowing demonstration and how to avoid pests and diseases. There will also be a session on growing fruit bushes and herbs. It will include classroom sessions on crop planning, rotations and tips on which crops are best suited for the small garden.
A hands-on course – so bring gardening gear.
Contact: Julian@featherfieldfarm.ie

Date: Saturday 4th April 2020

Course Title: Grow your own vegetables, herbs and salads
Venue: The Garden School, Dalkey, Dublin
Contact: Ann-Marie Bowring: 087 2256365

Date: Sunday 5th April 2020

Course Title: Growing your own healthy food
Venue: Westmeath
Contact: Ann-Marie Durkin: 087 1436292

Date: Saturday 18th April 2020

Talk: Organic Gardening
Venues: Ardcarne Garden Centres in Boyle and Roscommon Town

Date: 24th – 26th April 2020

Festival: Wildmind
Venue: Fenit, Co. Kerry
It’s an inspirational gathering of people who are concerned about the welfare of our environment and planet. The main ethos is to inform and empower people on environmental issues both local and international and how they can make a difference. The festival is also family focused with lots of events happening throughout the weekend.
More info on: http://wildmind.ie

Date: Sunday 3rd May

Course Title: Summer in the Tunnel
Venue: The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim
A tunnel based, practical session focusing on: maintenance, plant care, ventilation, feeding and watering, preventing and dealing with pests and diseases. Designed to support your summer production.
Contact: info@organiccentre.ie

Date: Saturday 9th May 2020

Course: Growing in Polytunnels and Greenhouses
Venue: Featherfield Farm, Lullymore, Co. Kildare
This course is for anyone who considers buying a polytunnel or greenhouse or who already has one. Polytunnel growing is far more productive and reliable than outdoor production. Instead of just producing one crop outdoors you could get up to 5 crops per year in one space. The course includes crop planning, detailed guidelines on growing a variety of crops, crop rotations and other practical aspects eg types of tunnels, ventilation, pest and disease control and general management.
Contact: julian@featherfieldfarm.ie

Date: Saturday 16th May 2020

Course: Growing your own organic food
Venue: OURganic Gardens, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal
Contact: Joanne Butler: 086 1789971 or email: ourganicgardensdonegal@gmail.com

Date: Saturday 30th May 2020

Course: Profitable Polytunnel Production
Venue: The Organic Centre, Co. Leitrim
This course is for anyone who considers making a small income from their garden. Polytunnel production is far more productive than outdoor production. Instead of just producing one crop outdoors you could get up to 5 times the amount of crop. The course includes crop planning, crop rotations, selling produce, soil fertility, and other practical aspects eg types of tunnels, ventilation, pest and disease control and general management.
Contact: info@organiccentre.ie

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