Making the most of your Polytunnel – choosing a tunnel, setting it up and laying it out – Sunday March 27th – 10am – 4:30pm

A polytunnel is a wonderful addition to any garden, providing a warm space for you to sow seeds in, propagate plants, grow heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers and prolonging the production of other crops throughout the year. If you are considering investing in a tunnel, we highly recommend this workshop. The day will cover the most advantageous siting of a tunnel, it’s erection, the layout of the beds inside, cultivation of the ground, irrigation, crops you can grow now and some hands-on propagation experience to get you going with crops for your own tunnel. Please bring a sample of your soil in a jam jar if you would like its structure analysis and advice on how to improve it.

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.