An Introduction to Organic Gardening & Soil Health – Saturday June 18th – 10am – 4:30pm

Soil health is at the heart of deep organic growing systems. In order to achieve the best results a balance is needed between soil life fertility and the ecosystem supporting the crops. This one day workshop will introduce core skills, equipment and techniques to plan, prepare, sow, plant and care for a broad range of crops suited to home growers in our climate. There will be an emphasis on understanding the importance of soil health in developing an organic garden and using methods to enhance soil health as a central aim of your growing. Topics to include: ‘the living soil’, composting and soil fertility, planning your garden, soil preparation, seed choices, propagation methods, planting and crop care, soil protection and green manures.

Material cost: €5

Bookings & Information

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.

You can book courses online or you can telephone us on 061 921866 or 921856.

  • Workshop prices: €70 per course.
  • 10% discount for supporters.
  • Workshops suitable for adults only children under 18 years are not permitted to attend.
  • Cafe serving lunch & refreshments.

The Seed Savers Cafe will be open on each course day for lunch, serving soup, tea and coffee, and homemade cakes. The Cafe is vegetarian and uses organic ingredients from the gardens and orchards whenever possible.