Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Gardening Courses at Milkwood Farm, Co. Leitrim

Gardening Courses at Milkwood Farm,
Co. Leitrim

Milkwood Farm is the home and garden of Klaus, Joanna and their four children with Benwiskin on one side and acres of wild bogland all around. With draining the land and composting the soil a garden can be given birth.


Saturday 19th March: Beginner’s hands-on Gardening Course
A practical workshop on how to start your vegetable garden. This workshop will involve digging, sowing, planting, making beds, composting. It is aimed at the complete novices to vegetable gardening.

Saturday 30th April: Your Self-Sufficient Garden
Learn how to grow nearly all the food your family eats. Learn how to set up, prepare and plant your own organic vegetable garden. Practical demonstrations will be carried out so all participants get hands on ideas for their own gardens.

Saturday 14th May: Growing in Polytunnels/Greenhouses
A polytunnel or glasshouse extends the season for many crops, providing something to harvest all year round. It can also be used for tender vegetable crops, cut herbs and unusual tropical plants. This course will cover ground preparation, crop rotation, propagation, soil fertility management, pest and disease prevention and control.

Saturday 18th June: Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruit
This course will take you through the season from garden to larder. Learn of the wide variety which you can grow on your doorstep. This will cover crop rotations, sowing plans and learn how it is possible to grow any vegetable and fruit that takes your fancy.

Saturday 17th September: Growing in Polytunnels/Greenhouses
Course details see Saturday 14th May.

All courses will be held at Milkwood Farm, Tawley, Co. Leitrim by Klaus Laitenberger former Head Gardener at the Organic Centre and Lissadell House.

All courses run from 10.30am – 4.00pm

Price €80 which includes coffee and scones on arrival and a home cooked organic lunch washed down with a glass of wine.

For more information and booking phone Joanna or Klaus at 071-9131855 or 087 7612251

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Complete Vegetable Gardening Course
8 full days - €600

This course is aimed at anybody who wants to learn how to grow healthy organic vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit for the home garden. It is suitable for the complete beginner as well as for the more advanced gardeners. During each day there will be a practical element where participants will learn what to do in their garden each month. There will also be theoretical and practical sessions on topics such as planning, rotation, soil fertility, composting, green manuring, organic pest, disease and weed control, growing in tunnels and greenhouses, fruit and herb growing

Day 1: 12th March

Day 2: 2nd April

Day 3: 7th May

Day 4: 11th June

Day 5: 2nd July

Day 6: 6th August

Day 7: 3rd September

Day 8: 1st October

Courses at other locations for gardening groups can also be organised. Please CONTACT US for more details.  See the WEBSITE

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