Description

Water in the Landscape
Natural flood control, habitat creation and ecofriendly filtration – Oct 9th Saturday – 10am – 4:30pm

Ireland is a wet country. We have rivers, lakes, streams, farm drains, bogs, fens, marshes, wet woodlands such as Alder carr and willow scrub, estuaries, a wonderfully diverse and beautiful coastline amid the Atlantic ocean. There isn’t a house in the country that does not sit within a river or stream catchment. How we live impacts directly on water quality, and on all of the wildlife that depends on the water bodies around us. How we manage the landscape similarly impacts on nature, on climate, on wildlife. How can we best explore and direct our management practices to best support nature so that nature can best support us now and into the future? How can we rewild the drains in our farms? How can we create wetland oases or ponds in our gardens? Do we need wolves, bison or beavers to rewild the landscape or can we work with what we already have around us? These are some of the questions that we will explore and discuss in this one-day workshop.

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.