Sustainable Gardening Course @ Killruddery

Photo:Bee on Lavender

Bee on Lavender

Andrea MacDonagh

Photo:Pollinator Friendly Garden

Pollinator Friendly Garden

Cherry Townsend

FREE: 5 Week Course

By Deirdre Burns

The Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council is delighted to team up with  Bray Tidy Towns and Killruddery House and Gardens on the roll out of a new sustainable training course. Commencing on Sunday 29th September the course will run over 5 weeks and is being made available to participants FREE of charge. 

Helping to implement the All Ireland Pollinator Plan

The course is based on the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and focuses on enabling  community groups to effectively improve their area for wildlife, increase pride of place and reduce pollution.  By teaching a practical class on how to take cuttings, how to identify what creatures live in your area and what plants most benefit wildlife to community leaders we can enable them to improve local areas with a limited budget.

The  trainer is Aoife Munn and the course content is based on a tried and tested template which she has devised and delivered in recent years, and  was featured several times on RTE Nationwide in 2019.  The course offers participants the chance to learn how to live more sustainably, alternatives to spraying, pollinator friendly plants for every situation, how to create wildflower meadows that last, create and maintain allotments, how to improve hedgerows for local biodiversity.

It is open to all Tidy Towns groups, residential groups and individuals interested in community gardening to improve Bray area.

Workshop Details:

Sunday 29th September

Sunday 6th October

Sunday 13th October

Sunday 20th October

Sunday 27th October

To Book:

Two workshops will be held each Sunday and participants will need to chose either the 10am -12pm slot or 12.30 – 2.30pm.  Participants must be able to attend all 5 sessions. To get a free place you need to email aoifemunn@gmail.com and write Killruddery in the subject line. Please indicate if you would like the 10am or 12.30 slot in your email.

 

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